Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis worked nine years to establish a national day celebrating mothers. She gave up her job and put her entire time and energy into this quest. She was successful. Then she spent the next 14 years complaining about how people had taken what she had worked so hard for and twisted it, creating a crass commercialization of her dream.

Today is also Pentecost, when we celebrate the visitation of the Holy Spirit and the creation of the Church.  Jesus spent his life pointing toward the cross, redeeming us from sin, He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, sending the Holy Spirit to live within us, and empowering us to witness and become His Church.

Like Anna, I wonder how disappointed Jesus is at how people have commercialized what he worked so hard to create.

Posted on May 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

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