Sunday, May 10, 2020
On this Fifth Sunday of Lent, we also mark and celebrate Mother’s Day, a National Holiday.
We are mindful that not all women become Mothers, so it is important, first and foremost to pray for all women, who nuture our families and our world in so many ways.
We also remember to pray for all our Mothers who are still living. We give thanks to God for them.
I offer this humorous tribute to our Mothers, “16 Reasons Why I Love My Mother.”
After this humorous tribute, I have included a special prayer for all our Mothers who have died.
The prayer is contained in the lyrics of the song, “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran.
Please click on to the link and give thanks to God for your Mother along with Ed Sheeran who gives thanks for his mother!
All women, all Mothers living and deceased, “Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day!
16 Reasons Why I Love My Mother
1. My mother taught me to appreciate a job well done.
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”
2. My mother taught me religion.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
3. My mother taught me logic.
“Because I said so, that’s why.”
4. My mother taught me foresight.
“Wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident.”
5. My mother taught me irony.
“If you don’t stop crying right now, I will give you something to cry about.”
6. My mother taught me about osmosis.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
7. My mother taught me about contortionism.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!
8. My mother taught me about weather.
“This room looks like a tornado went through it.”
9. My mother taught me about the circle of life.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
10. My mother taught me about envy.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”
11. My mother taught me about anticipation.
“Just wait until your father gets home.”
12. My mother taught me about receiving.
“You are going to get it when you get home!”
13. My mother taught me ESP
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”
14. My mother taught me about my roots.
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”
15. My mother taught me about wisdom.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”
16. My mother taught me about justice.
“One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”