Saturday, May 7, 2016

Our Mother, who art in heaven

Lord God,
I know the language of the scriptures.
I know that Jesus called you, "Abba! Father!"
It was intimate, loving
like me
running to you
with arms wide open
for embrace
crying, "Daddy!!"

And yet,
I've also read where You, God, said,
"Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or show no compassion
for the child of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you." Isaiah 49:15
"As a mother comforts her child,
so I will comfort you." Isaiah 66:13
the Lord Jesus says,
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!" Luke 13:34

Why not call you,
God our Mother?
It was You who gave birth to us!
It is You who feed us on your own Body!
It is You who lead us, and correct us,
hold us, and send us forth.

In you,
we find
the model for mothering.

Heavenly Mother,
this Sunday
as we honor
our mothers on earth,
may we also give
honor to You
who love us
more than any earthly mother.
You are
Our Mother,
who art in heaven.

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