Our Mothers’ Love

Our Mother’s Love–June 10, 2019

John 19:25–34

“25 xbut standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and ythe disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, z“Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to ahis own home.”

    On our desk sits a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, she represents the Mother’s embrace of God. The love that has no limits and embodies God’s unconditional acceptance of our lives wracked by failure. She also represents the summons to holiness, which is still always offered however we fail.

    We sat with a 77 year old man tonight who has been homeless for two months. His apartment changed owners and was he  evicted, and lives on social security; we spent time today with an eighteen year old who was abused as a child, and aged out of foster care, with no home, no money, and no where to go. There is an article in the paper today about the increase in homelessness for the aged across the country.

    Mary calls us be holy in embracing our brothers and sisters on the street with her mother’s love. We meet them in their failure love them without expectation. We hold the hope for them. Homelessness will never end until we all share with each other.  Let us be Mary to our brothers and sisters on the street.

Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164




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