May 4, 2020
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a wonderful occasion for sure, but no amount of flowers or phone calls will ever allow us to repay a mother’s love, a love beyond price or measure. There is no substitute for a mother’s presence, no equal to her devotion. For those of us fortunate to have, or have had, the benefit of a mother’s wisdom, example, and compassion, our lives are so much richer because of them. And how providential that we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, the month we honor Mary, her humility and unconditional acceptance of the call of God serve as a profound witness to all. May each of us thank our Blessed Mother, as well as our earthly mother, for all that they have done in shaping who we are as children of God. Happy Mother’s Day.