Mother-love—everywhere and always

Recently I’ve been so grateful for my mom—for her love, her care, and her faithfulness to her children. And that’s a wonderful feeling. Although she passed on many years ago, it’s clear to me that neither of us has ever been separated from God, divine Love—regardless of time, space, or apparent human conditions. This is true for everyone. I’m so grateful to know that!

Mothers, fathers, and others who demonstrate parenting qualities have a love for children that extends far beyond circumstances or the details of a day. That care doesn’t change or diminish because children go to preschool or to college. It doesn’t go away because they marry or move to New York or New Delhi. The way a mother’s love toward her child is expressed may change, but it is forever constant because of its purity and unselfishness. 

This care and tenderness run deeper than any mistakes we make as human parents—and we may make quite a few! The more spiritual in nature we understand our role as parents to be, the less anxious we are about how well we’re doing, and the more we learn to love as we are loved by God—beyond the confines of mere human affection. 

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August 3, 2015

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