A message for us all this Mother’s Day..
I am so fortunate that today, after 6 years of living abroad, I get to spend mother’s day with my mother! As I have previously written about in a very early post, The Mother Heart of God, mothers have been very important for my spiritual journey. It was only when I began to see the image of God as a compassionate mother that I have been able to change what I believe God truly is, Love. Sometimes when we are going through hard times all we really need is that mother hug – the all embracing hug that doesn’t judge but loves unconditionally. The mother that asks us to relax in her arms and allows us to just breathe, or sob, or be angry. Some of us don’t always have a great image of mother – but I find it so amazing how we tend to find mothers all around us. If our biological mother wasn’t the image of love – we usually end up finding a mother that helps guide us along our journey.
Mothers in our lives are guides into the deeper more connected things of life. In the more exhausting moments of the past few months I have had many mothers around me that have let me be me and have embraced me for who I truly am. Today I honor the mothers in my life and I thank God that She truly is a Mother to all, even when we don’t realize it.
Taken from Richard Rohr’s blogs in May 2012.