Mary, Did You Know?
By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird
Mother Mary is the world’s most famous mother. Her son Jesus honoured her while being crucified by passing on the care of his mother to the Apostle John. In one of the seven last words from the cross, Jesus said: “Dear woman, behold your son, and to John: “Here is your mother.” What an amazing honour and privilege that Jesus was giving John: to look after his mother. How would you like to have been asked to look after the blessed Mother Mary?
Jesus, who loved the Bible, rooted his life in the Ten Commandments. At the heart of the Ten Commandments is the call to honour our mothers. To honour is to love, to value and to cherish. Mother’s Day reminds us that we need to honour our mothers 365 days a year, not just for 24 hours in May. The Good Book…
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