On May 8, 2022 we celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States. It is a day set aside to honor our mothers. I want to share a few thoughts with you on how we can and should love and honor our mothers. There are five basic was we can honor them. Remember to honor is to place a high value on someone or something. We honor them VERBALLY. When we dialogue and communicate with them we honor them. When we listen to her heart and concerns we honor her. Remember she listened to you when no one else cared enough to. Understanding where she is coming from honors her. Secondly we honor PHYSICALLY, don’t underestimate the power of a simple touch. Every human being needs to be touched and hugged. Be generous with the expression of her love language. Be attentive and locate how she receives love and do it often and lavishly. Whether it is, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time of a touch, be generous. Third, Be patient. In a fast paced world she may be slow to catch on to new technology and feels like life is leaving her behind. Slow down and be kind. Fourth, show gratefulness for all she has done for you. You will never be able to repay her for all she did as you were growing up. Should there be any issues between you two then forgiveness is in order. We may not know the hurts and struggles our mom were experiencing at that time in our lives. Fifth, be prayerful.  Pray for her spiritual, physical and emotional health. Remember in Exodus 20:12 we are given a command to honor our parents. It is the only commandment with a build in blessing attached. Long Life.

This is Pastor Carl, “it’s the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.”

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