A Mothers Day Blessing

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

May all mothers be blessed today.

May God continue to bless your relationships with your children, and give you the strength to teach the good, and right things. May you always be blessings to each other.

And for all the millions of women, unable to have children and yet pray that they can someday, may you receive comfort in knowing that you are loved, and not forgotten.

And finally to all women fighting cancer or some other horrible illness, may you have the courage to remain positive. You are loved. We do hope and pray for healing.

May we always honor mothers, today and every day.

Amen.

     

Prayer and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

The Compassionate Mary

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In our world of unbridled hate, that overflows

our golden mountains, tears down our purple tapestries,

steals our sacred peace, no wonder many long for her

heavenly arms surrounding us, a heart

caring for us, and praying.

The opposite of strife,

the compassion

of a mother.

Life not death.

    

I understand this completely,

and I hope

she is still praying for me.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Statue of The Lady of Lavang, a visitation recorded in Vietnam

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

A Tribute to Women

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Today, in many parts of the world, it is Mother’s Day. I’m not sure if it was invented to sell more greeting cards, but it is good and right, to recognize our mothers, to show appreciation for them, and to thank them. I’m thankful for my mother, and for my wife (My Love), for being the amazing, wonderful people they are. But many of us did not grow up in a paradise on earth, where Mom stayed home, and cooked all day, meeting everyone’s needs, and prepared a fantastic meal for Thanksgiving. In many cases that is far from reality.

In many cases family life can be a hell on earth, instead of paradise. Do you say “Happy Mother’s Day” to a woman who is married to an abusive husband, who feels trapped, unable to free herself? What about the woman unable to have children because of medical reasons? Mother’s Day can be very painful. And then there are women who experience the horrible pain of losing a child, meaning they have passed away. What about them? What do you say?

Many women living in poverty, know nothing of Mother’s Day, and no one ever says thank you. Instead, they are terrified of being abused – again. In many cases they are also terrified of not having enough food for their children to eat, and sometimes these two circumstances are tied together. I’m not saying we should do away with Mother’s Day, far from it, but let’s remember the women who have never had a Happy Mother’s Day.

To all women who are having a difficult time, facing unimaginable circumstances, thank you for your courage, your determination, your love and compassion! YOU ARE AMAZING! And God please help us to make this world a better place, where women can be free, and safe, where all women can have opportunities to reach their full potential. Help us, help them. Amen. There are superheroes all over our planet, and many of them are women.

Compassion should always result in action.

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mother from asia

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

Commentary © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

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