For a good Mother’s Day meditation, read R. J. Grunewald’s piece from last year, “The Vocation of Motherhood,” quoted after the jump. I say that not because he quotes me but because motherhood really is a sacred calling.
God really does work through mothers to create new immortal souls and to care for, nurture, and shape them. Mothers love and serve their neighbors–their children–in a way that is especially important and holy. This is true even when mothers have to bear the cross in their vocation–the difficulties, the exhaustion, the frustrations, and the heartbreak that also characterize motherhood. [Read more…]