Today, I ask you to pray for the mothers.

To be a mother is to have an endlessly rewarding, yet demanding job. There are no breaks. Even after your children are grown up and can take care of themselves, you are still driven to watch over and worry about them.

We talk about the boundless nature of a mother’s love and their infinite capacity to sacrifice for their children. But we don’t think as much about the divine nature of that love and how it is a mirror of God’s love for all humanity.

Pray for the mothers. Because they are a reflection of the Almighty’s love and compassion, but bound in a frail and human package. Thank them for all that they do for us. Admire their strength and forgive their errors.

To all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and those who stand in the role of a mom – happy Mother’s Day from all of us at CAAP.