Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mothers are Closest to God the Creator

by Steve Ray on May 7, 2017

mother-berthe-holding-her-baby-1900“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral — a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body . . .

“The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to heaven. Only a human mother can.

“Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation . . . What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”

-Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty