An extreme wave of sentimentality overcame me this morning. Ah yes, it is Mother's Day. Anything wrong with sentimentality? Mother's Day was said to be the busiest day for long-distance phone calls. Isn't it a good thing that people express gratitude to their mother? I ask: Once a year???
I find that sentimentality weakens me, drains my spiritual sensitivity. What is it about Mother's Day? For the vast majority of people it is an acknowlegement of being born in the flesh - a celebration of mortality - as such, it is unchristian! "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more." (II Cor)
Since Mother's Day is not about to go away, we can make the best of it by guarding ourselves against sentimentality which is not our friend, and probably not even our sentimentality! and acknowledge that because man is spiritual, as such, he is born of God. This is a freeing thought, for ourselves, for our mothers, for mankind.