Have faith in Christ and know that He is of adoption.
Our salvation is more than once compared in the scriptures to adoption.
We are children of God the Father.
We are adopted in Christ the Son because we are incorporated into Him.
Rest in the knowledge that Gods heart towards us is a fathers heart.
The trials and disciplines of life are our formation,
our upbringing in grace, they are not for our destruction.
Take joy in the motherhood of the church and the Blessed Virgin,
recognising that they look after us through fellowship and prayer.
We must not forget to honour, as well, our earthly mothers
with kindness and honest gratitude and appropriate respect
whatever their imperfections.
St Paul teaches we cannot disrespect and despise our family
and claim to believe in and love God at the same time. He talks about someone who doesn’t take care of their parents or their own family and he says that they are denying their faith and are worse than infidels. It is one of the more intense condemnations that you find from Saint Paul. So, we cannot neglect and despise our own family. Part of our love for God and love for our neighbour starts with our own parents, our children, our brothers and sisters.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. †
Join us for worship and prayer at an Anglican Catholic Mass / Holy Communion each Sunday morning at 11am in the chapel of the All Saints Senior School in Victoria St Maitland NSW Australia... Happy Mothering Day