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Jan 1: Mary, Mother of God

 

Thomas O’Loughlin

Introduction to today’s Celebration
This is a great day of joy the world over: a new year has just begun and with it is the hope of new relationships of peace, new endeavours to make life better for the human family,

My MOM ....

TO ALL HUMANS

1) My first restaurant => my mother's breast
2) My first toilet => my mother's laps
3) My first school => Mom's kitchen
4) My first teacher => my mother
5) My first doctor => it's my mom
6) My first thermometer => my mother's fingers
7) My first friend => it's my mom
 8) My first dresser => it's my mom
9) My first vehicle => my mom's back
10) My first lawyer => *it's my mom.

Thank you mom for all you did for giving me life

Long live to all mothers

A mother can easily maintain 6 children, but why is it difficult for 6 children to maintain a mother?

To all the moms of the world

Mothers - Remembering

One day I had a fight with my Mom and shouted at her and did not have my lunch. I went out with my friends, and had food. Later, when I came back, I hesitated to face my Mom so I went to my room and started watching TV.

Fathers and Mothers

One who loves till you close your eyes, is a *Mother*.
One who loves without an expression in the eyes, is a *Father*.
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MOTHER - Illustrations

No man is poor who has had a godly mother.
Abraham Lincoln.

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
Spanish proverb.

When Robert Ingersoll, the notorious skeptic, was in his heyday, two college students went to hear him lecture. As they walked down the street after the lecture, one said to the other, “Well, I guess he knocked the props out from under Christianity, didn’t he?” The other said, “No, I don’t think he did. Ingersoll did not explain my mother’s life, and until he can explain my mother’s life I will stand by my mother’s God.”
James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited, Tyndale, 1972, p. 381.

Jan 1: Mary, Mother of God



 Thomas O’Loughlin
General Notes
The most basic fact about today is that it is New Year’s Day, the public holiday that marks the end of the holiday season, and the beginning of any number of other things from diaries to keeping accounts of various sorts. In everyone’s eyes it is a special day. If we think of time as made up of ‘stressed’ (= special days; special time) and ‘unstressed'(= ordinary days; everyday time) periods, then this is a ‘stressed’ day par excellence.

Jan 1-Mary, Mother of God - Homilies and Stories

Anecdote: There is a beautiful, little story about a long, tedious train journey made, one Christmas day, by some elderly residents of a nursing home who were on their way to a vacation spot. At one station, a young mother with a small child entered the train. The child smiled at all the grim faces around him and began moving from one lap to another talking, shouting with joy and chatting with everyone. Instantly, the grim and silent atmosphere in the train was changed to one of joy and happiness. Today we remember with joy and gratitude, how Mary and her Divine Son Jesus transformed a hopeless, joyless and sinful world into a place of joy and happiness.
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A boy asked his father, "Dad, if three frogs were sitting on a limb that hangs over a pool, and one frog decided to jump off into the pool, how many frogs would be left on the limb?"

The dad replied, "Two." 

"No," the son replied. “Here is the question again: There are three frogs and one decided to jump, how many are left?" 

The dad said, "Oh, I get the point! If one decided to jump, the others would too. So there are none left."
The boy said, "No dad, the answer is three. The frog only DECIDED to jump." 
 
Does that sound like our last year’s resolutions?  Great inspiration and great resolutions, but oftentimes we only decide, and months later we are still on the same limb of doing nothing. 

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Mothers’ Day 2013

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

The Mother with one eye - Story

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.
There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

Abby's Dog died and God's Reply

Letter from the post office

 
The little girl happy on receiving a letter
Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.
The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her.
I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:
Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much.

Power of Mothers' Prayer

Power of Mother’s Prayer…

 
Power of Mother's Prayer

Mothers, Never Stop Praying For Your Husbands And Children.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Mothers have an unfair advantage with the Lord.
Power of Mother's Prayer

Little Boy for Mother Teresa's Poor

Boy donates film earnings to MC Sisters

 
Boy donates film earnings to MC Sisters

West Bengal, August 29, 2012: When Akash Mukherjee wrote his first check recently, his hand trembled.
It was not just the presence of Sister Mary Prema, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), and his parents that made the 10-year-old nervous.

Mothers' Day Prayers - Collection

Mothers’ Day Prayers

1)    Every Mother's Prayer

I pray you'll be my eyes
And watch her where she goes
And help her to be wise
Help me to let go

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows
Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

I pray she finds your light
And holds it in her heart
As darkness falls each night
Remind her where you are

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows
Need to find a place
Guide her with your grace
Give her faith so she'll be safe

Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

Contributed by: Christine 


Mothers' Day - May 13

Sermons for Mother's Day:

Romans 16:13 - Mother's Day

John 15:9-17 - Whistling Jesus - by Leonard Sweet


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 I must candidly confess that when I was in seminary the 16th chapter of Paul's letter to the Romans didn't do much for me. It struck me as being boring nothing more than a long presentation of people's names, most of whom I could not pronounce; I usually skimmed over that part so I could get to what I considered to be the real Gospel. Over the years I have greatly changed my attitude about this particular chapter and I have discovered that there is much more to it than I had first imagined. For example, it is interesting to note that of the twenty-six people who Paul singles out for his personal greeting, six were women. Now that strikes me as being rather interesting, since Paul has frequently gotten a bum rap for being a male chauvinist. I think it also shows us the tremendous influence that women had in the early church. In the male oriented first century Palestine, it is telling that Paul could not describe the church without mentioning the significant role of women.

Mother

MOTHER This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece. Please read this
at a slow pace, digesting every word and in leisure.... Do not
hurry.....this is a treasure... For those lucky to still be blessed with your
Mom, this is beautiful. For those of us who aren't, this is even more
beautiful. For those who are moms, you'll love
this. The young mother set her foot on the path of life. 'Is this the long way?' she asked. And the guide said: 'Yes, and the way is hard And you will be old before you reach the end of it.. But the end will be better than the beginning.' But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children, and gathered flowers for them along the way, and bathed them in the clear
streams; and the sun shone on them,and the young Mother cried, 'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.' Then the night
came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her
mantle, and the children said, 'Mother, we are not
afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.' And the morning
came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, 'A little patience and we are there.' So the children climbed, and when they reached the top they said, 'Mother, we would not have done it without
you.' And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars and
said, 'This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned
fortitude in the face of hardness. Yesterday I gave them
courage. Today, I've given them strength.' And the next day
came strange clouds which darkened the earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: ' Look up. Lift your eyes to the light.' And the children looked  and saw above the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said, 'This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God.' And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the
years, and the mother grew old and she was little and
bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with
courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was as
light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill, and beyond they
could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And mother
said, 'I have reached the end of my journey.. And now I know the
end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk
alone, and their children after them.' And the children
said, 'You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone
through the gates.' And they stood and watched her as she went on
alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see
her but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a
memory. She is a living presence.......' Your Mother is
always with you.... She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the
street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered
socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your
Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear
drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the
map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love and your
first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space... not even death!