Happy Mother’s Day! Please honor your mother today, whether living or with the Lord, and share with others how much she means to you. Our mothers are among the first to teach us the love of Jesus and to know we are God’s children, too.

Loving our God and each other is so important that it is remembered as the Great Commandment from a lesson Jesus gives us in Mark 12:30-31. He says there is nothing more important than this. If we could keep this commandment as God intended, we’d be a lot better off!

God loves us each equally and wants us to live together in peace. Like willful children, we often disagree and fight to get our own way. I remember my mother stepping in to mediate disputes between us when I was younger. God may not show up to stop every disagreement we encounter, but if we remember His love for all of us and honor the Great Commandment, we can be the peacemakers He calls us to be.

Loving Lord, you blessed us all to know Your love and to return it to You as well as to share it with all our brothers and sisters. Help us to see each other as You see us, members of Your family, precious and worthy of being called Your children. Amen.

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