Collect: Deus, a quo bona cuncta procédunt, largíre supplicíbus tuis: ut cogitémus, te inspiránte, quæ recta sunt; et, te gubernánte, éadem faciámus. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
O GOD, from whom all good things do come, grant to us Thy suppliants, that by Thine inspiration we may think what is right, and under Thy guidance perform it. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
Sorry for the really late post; I had a final exam on Monday so I couldn’t say anything after Mass.
Anyway, it was Mother’s Day. The homily reflected on how mothers love, but also have a firm love. They are strong, yet gentle. This can be seen on some depictions of Mary, who is beautiful and kind, but also sometimes with her foot stomping the serpent. We defeat evil through our mothers.
The devil, who hates life, is defeated through our mothers raising new life with love. She protects us from evil, just as Mary, the Theotokos, protects us. Holy Mother Church in her infinite wisdom protects us. It is by the unique love of a mother that we are protected and cared for.
And with our mother’s love, let us go forth and spread the good news. We are not here to just receive and hear about love. We are here to spread the love of Christ as best we can.