MenoSunday; Life Lived Lovingly

Not too many words today, let the vid-clip 'speak' to your heart and swim in Unconditional Love. Many of the images are of saints and sages - but also of Mother. This is perceived as the essence of unconditional loving in our lives - and for many who are fortunate it is certainly so. Sadly, the more we learn of the world, the more we find out that 'mothering' is not so instinctual, not so loving, and not so unconditional as the ideal would have us believe.

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK. "Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it's often called Mothers' Day it has no connection with the American festival of that name. Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church - the main church or cathedral of the area. Inevitably the return to the 'mother' church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away returned home. Most historians think that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family. As they walked along the country lanes, children would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church or give to their mother as a small gift." (source; BBC Religions)

Whether in UK observing this 'holy-day', or elsewhere, it pays to think on the true meaning of Unconditional Love. No ifs, no buts, no whys, no justifications, no bribes, no threats, no tantrums, no ransoms...

7 comments:

  1. I like the concept of a mother church, nurturing, warm and forgiving.

    Hugs

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  2. Ah, that was beautiful!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. I think the last time I presented my mother with any type of mother's gift must have been in 1991. But, our Mother's day is in May and over here in Norway it was a month ago!

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  4. that was great, I had no clue that it means to come back to your mother-church, many thanks for a great post about love :o)

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  5. Thanks for the info, your Mother's Day does have a different meaning. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. There are so many people in the world that we can mother. It's a beautiful thing.

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