A Mother’s Day Essay
The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day here in these United States. From its origins in 19th Century feminism and pacifism, the day grew into a general celebration of motherhood — and a bonanza for greeting card companies, florists, and gift sellers looking to make a few bucks on others’ holiday zeal (or guilt). I won’t belabor any of these points, although if you and your mom are somehow estranged, you have no day like today to start getting in touch with her.
No, the “Mom” in the apologetic title is another mother — the Mother of all Believers. And every Sunday is chock-full of kids who should be sorry about their neglect of her the day,. . . Read All