In the midst of this month of May, the month of Mary our Mother, we celebrate Mother’s Day, one of the most beloved of holidays. On this day we honor mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, adoptive mothers, and all other women who play a significant maternal role in the life of younger people. 

In Matthew 25 we hear Jesus great parable of the Day of Judgement. He tells His listeners, (slightly paraphrased) “I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in trouble, and you still loved me.” Who personifies these actions better than a mother, who in caring for her children is actually caring for Jesus Himself.

Today we celebrate our own mothers, living and deceased, and we pray for all mothers, especially those who are raising their children in difficult circumstances. We pray for mothers who are poorly equipped to take on the awesome responsibilities of parenting, and for mothers who are themselves damaged, limiting their capacity to do their job well.
–Fr. Mike Comer