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Quote of the Day: For Mother’s Day
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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?
Behind every good man, including those who may have built cathedrals, is a good woman – Mom or Wife, or both. Men need structure and incentive and the women in their lives are happy to provide it.
Mostly accepted with grace and appreciation.
The most important weapon in all of human history is the womb. Arrows cannot fly without an archers, swords cannot cut without swordsmen, horse do not charge without horsemen. It is the womb that makes war possible. If all metal were to rust and all wood were to rot in hand then war would be mostly a matter of what tribe had the most hands to hit or strangle their enemies.
Women’s wombs are the source and sustainer of all war.
what an interesting way to twist the essence of this quote:
“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?”
Interesting or disgusting?
It is yours to decide. But when I behold creation, I fundamentally disagree with Boss Mongo. He was downing whiskey in Florida and he said something quite close to, “Look at my good dog. Look at my beautiful wife and look at all these kids running around.”
I could have been with him in Florida and seen biology. “Humans are mammals and mammals like breeding so their are many kids running around. Eusocial creatures often capture other animals so you have a canine bred to serve humanity.”
As for G-d, I would not see him. I think religion is as much genetic as it is anything else.
Some people might see the womb as the supplier of weapons where others might see it as the supplier of sustenance. Depending on the circumstance both are right and depending on the circumstance both are necessary. I can see God and free will in both.
This seems to me an expression of the insight that mothers focus their creative energies on their children in ways that (most) men do not. Mothers often prefer to spend their time on the development of human beings rather than commercial endeavors. Building a cathedral is necessarily the work of many people, and probably each of those people feels a purpose in his work. I think mothers are more likely to find the most meaning in the work of raising children.
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I don’t like this quote, Mark. I do honor motherhood greatly, but this one elevates it above all else, including fatherhood. Both are important, and its not clear to me that we should elevate one above the other.
If we were to do so, fatherhood would be the better candidate, I suspect, based on Scripture. The triune God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
My wife is the Mother of our three children. She saved my life and I am blessed. Today she is 2,000 miles away from me in Virginia with our Son. Happy Mother’s Day.
I am in Utah and will shortly have a meal gathering with two other Mothers in my downline, a daughter and a granddaughter. Happy Mothers’ Day to both.
I have two others in my downline who are Mothers but not with me today, my other daughter and a second granddaughter. Happy Mother’s Day to them.
Dude. Don’t bring Boss into this. That’s really [redacted word for distasteful].
I spoke to him quite alot more than you kid. I doubt that he would mind.
You may be right. Definitely both are important.
It is important to honor both when they get it right. We are in somewhat of a societal tailspin today on both sides.
It is the proper quote for today, which is Mother’s Day.
Perhaps we will have a quote for Father’s Day providing similarly lofty praise, which would be proper for that day.
Hopefully. I have no plans myself!
All the same, using someone who has died as your example is distasteful because he can’t comment (even if he did mind). I didn’t know him well at all. Barely at all. But it’s like bringing up war and lack of faith on a mother’s day post; it’s off topic and unnecessary.
That’s all. It gives me the icks and I don’t get those often or from much.
Thanks so much for this post. We had a family supper on Mothers Day and I read it before giving thanks to the Creator. It was much appreciated by everyone.
Be on the lookout for Henry’s new book, Boom From the Womb.