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On this Mother’s Day I am reminded of the story about a mother’s only son who was going off to the university. She was most concerned about her son’s well-being. So she wrote this letter to the president of the university:

“Dear Sir: “My son has been accepted for admission to your university and he soon will be leaving me. I am writing to ask that you give your personal attention to the selection of his roommate. I want to be sure that his roommate is not the kind of person who uses foul language, tells off-color jokes, smokes, drinks, or chases after girls. You see, this is the first time my son will be away from home, except for the three years he was in the Marine Corps.”

 Only a mother could write a letter like that. Thank God there are mothers like that. For a mother has the hard and difficult job of loving her child totally and unselfishly, and yet has the task of letting go.

In the Gospel today (John 15:9-17) Jesus says: “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”  This is how Jesus loves us – completely, and unconditionally on the cross. 

Mothers make so many sacrifices and carry crosses so that they can love us completely and unconditionally. The love that counts is the love that costs. Mothers may shop at discount stores, but at home they pay the full price.    Happy Mother’s Day!!

What was a special quality YOUR Mother had that she passed on to you?

THE LOVELIEST MASTERPIECE OF THE HEART OF GOD IS THE HEART OF A MOTHER!

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