Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a good day to be Catholic. Protestantism seems completely to neglect the role Mary plays in the Gospels — she’s a footnote and little more. Yet there’s this:

But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.26 When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.

It seems logical to take her into our household as well.

As an atheist, there was always something comforting about the notion of Mary. The Protestantism I was familiar with was all angles and sharp edges. Mary puts a human — completely human — face on every aspect of the Gospels.

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