Mother’s Day was set aside to honor the peace efforts made by women in this country. Somewhere along the way, it became a day to lift up the ideal woman/mother, which doesn’t seem to truly honor the real women who raised us.

The scriptures today in John 15 and 1 John 5 help point to what true “perfection” is. This word in Greek also means wholeness, completeness – integrity. They urge all of us to be wholly loving because that is the way Christ loves us.

I work with many diverse women and a number of them would be considered failures in our world. Some need to have their children removed for the child’s safety until the mother changes certain things. Some of these women show complete lack of care for their children. There are others who love them but don’t believe they can conquer the changes that are needed. There are others who love their children so much that they do whatever it takes to get safety and love for their child, sometimes acknowledging that the child may need to be raised by others. There are also those who make the changes! I love to see how they and their children glow when this happens.

Living fully with love is a gift made possible to all of us. Christ shows us the Way.

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Published by andshepondered

I'm an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, an attorney licensed in Tennessee, a mother of two grown children, and grandmother to one child with special needs who has helped me to be stretched, to ponder, to pray like never before, and to savor every blessing.

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