Today we honor our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and all who have been like mothers to us. Peter’s words in today’s second reading apply to many of them, for they have been cornerstones in our lives, chosen and precious. In the Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples that he shows the way to his Father. Many of us were shown the way to faith by our mothers. Let us pray for them today. “No one comes to the Father except through me,” Jesus said to his disciples (John 14:6). For some Christians, this line has become a weapon to be used against those who are not Christian, denying them the possibility of salvation. But notice, when Jesus said these words he was speaking to his disciples in response to Thomas’s fear that they would not know how to follow him to the Father. So Jesus tells them that he is the way, the truth, and the life. For his disciples, this was the best answer to their question. Salvation is open to all, whether you know Jesus well or even at all. For us as Christians, we are blessed to have this way to follow.
How can I serve the Church more fully? What can I do to contribute to Jesus’mission?
Thursday May 14th is the Feast of Saint Matthias-the one chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscarit following the his betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent death.