Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt: "Motherly Love"

Preaching on Mother’s Day, the Rev. Elizabeth Blunt acknowledges that this is not a simple holiday, even in the best of times. She offers that mothering “isn’t just a thing women with children can do” and indeed much of what Jesus does in John’s last supper sequence is “motherly”: the washing of feet, the teaching, the correcting, the comforting, and the preparing of rooms. Mothering is a holy vocation into which we’re all invited as children of God. The scriptures are Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6; and John 15:9–17.