Meat For The Week · April 26, 2018

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Recently, I read about the origin of Mother’s Day. I was fascinated to discover that the day was created in 1908, by a lady names Anna Jarvis, to commemorate her mother who had passed away. She wanted to honor her mother’s legacy as a peace activist and encourage women to pursue similar passions. Because Anna thought the idea would resonate with others, she petitioned the legitimacy of the day for many years until it officially became a national holiday in 1914. But, as people and businesses began to commercialize the holiday, Anna vehemently fought to abolish the day all together.
Celebrating moms is an incredibly noble and worthy cause. But, originally, the day was meant to honor an incredible advocate for peace and spur us all to commit acts of goodness to one another. So, as we plan ways to honor the women in our lives, let us also reflect on ways to be kind and share peace. Invite somebody to join you at Village Heights on Mother’s Day and, in the meantime, look for ways to honor the kindness of women everywhere!

MEDITATE ON THIS PASSAGE

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:15

 

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