Easter season and Mother's Day remind us of God's goodness everywhere
by Sister Carolyn Zahringer
With Easter Sunday fresh in our memories, we recall our journey to and through the Easter event. With the COVID-19 outbreak, so much has been altered in the HOW we connect with our extended family and with our faith community. Thank goodness God is present everywhere!
The entrance antiphon for the May 10 liturgy is from Psalm 98: “O sing a new song to the Lord, for He has worked wonders ...” To observe means to look closely. Looking closely at our day-to-day events, what wonders are there for us to observe and harvest meaning?
We also celebrate Mother's Day this weekend. Having been a primary teacher for many years, I always had my students create a special card for their moms for Mother’s Day. I never forgot this simple poem by a second-grade group expressing their deep love:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
You are my mom,
And I love you!
We each entered this world through a mother. If you still have a mother, let her know you love her. If your mother has gone home to God, let her know you love her.
Mothers birth life. There are many ways each person can bring life into this world. We are each called through our baptism to share life. How we do that is a response to be “bringers of life”. What will that look like for you this week and in the days to follow?
Happy Mother’s Day to all “life-givers”. We are an Easter people -- double reason for sharing new life!