Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Honor of Motherhood

I've posted them before, but in honor of Mother's Day, these beautiful words are worth sharing again...

"The Most Important Person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral -- a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body...The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation...What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?"

Happy Mother's Day!



5 comments:

Mary Kate said...

that is sooooooooooooo beautiful!!( even thought i am not a mother)
--a mother-wanna-be
aka
mary kate

Catherine said...

Thanks so much for this Claire!

Catherine

Erin said...

That is so pretty!Thanks for sharing.

Like Mary Kate said..I am a mother wanna be too :)

Have a great week,

Erin

Anonymous said...

"creature"?
at least he didn't claim that black babies are a different species...

Claire said...

You're welcome, everyone! Share it with moms who need encouragement in their beautiful role.

Anonymous: A creature is any created being (including a human or an animal). It is in no way a slur.

www.dictionary.reference.com/browse/creature