When we define the role of a mother it can be done with just one word; Selfless. If we try to explain the details that make up a selfless mother, we quickly find that it is much more complicated than just a woman who bears and / or rears a child. The responsibilities go much deeper as does the breath of the love required to deliver on all the commitments that come with the title of selfless mother.
With the understanding that God created the original woman, consider for a moment that God does not need us to exist. Our existence is completely at his pleasure. We exist for only three reasons: each unique human creation’s journey starts with God, is born on earth to Know, Serve, and Love God, with the full intention of returning back to God.
Our heavenly Creator, designed a woman’s body to host, feed, and nurture a new life internally until the ninth month of conception. When the term is complete, her body, in agonizing pain, pushes out the child’s body, so it can then be severed from the mother’s body. The mother’s pain is said to be passionately excruciating to serve the purpose of forging the bond of intense love between mother and child. When we are passionately in love with someone, we are willing to endure intense suffering for them.
Never before in the history of mankind has there been a more evident example of what it means to be a selfless mother, than the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. At only fourteen years of age her life changed completely with one simple decision. That single decision was the very same decision that every mother-to-be must initially make. They each must decide to accept the responsibilities of nurturing and unconditionally loving a new creation for the rest of their life, regardless of the trails they are presented with. Mary’s life epitomized the scope of the role of the selfless mother by her humble recognition that her ability to honor and execute on the commitments of motherhood would require unwavering trust in her God.
Some people believe that Mary had no choice in being the mother of Jesus but we have plenty of evidence to the contrary. Mary was not forced into being a mother; she had freewill and could have said no. God always grants us the ability to decide our own destiny. Yes, Mary was immaculately conceived for God’s ultimate plan but His plan always allows for our final decision. Once Mary said yes, her fate was sealed, history was made, and her child would ultimately change the world forever.
Fortunately, the same can be said of every child born of woman. When God implants His life-sustaining soul into our being it is predestined with a role to carry out; we each have a destiny to fulfill. Each mother is charged with her part in the development the child so that he or she can become the person they are meant to be. This allows God’s plan to manifest through each of us and it is our mother who first sees the glimpse of this divine greatness, waiting to be unveiled upon the world.
As we celebrate our earthly mothers, let us reflect on our own life’s mission. If you are a mother, I ask that you turn your thoughts inward and reflect on your tie to Selfless Mother Mary. Pray that you too can grow a pure and compassionate heart filled with unselfish love while developing a mind toward divine discernment and the strength of endurance in the completion of God’s plan for you and your children.
Happy Mother’s Day!
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” and Vice President, Education and Development at The American College of Financial Services