Mother’s Day, A Bad Idea

May 12, 2009

Just read this thought-provoking article by Al Mohler about why Mother’s Day is a bad idea.  Here’s a sample:

Mother’s Day is a bad idea because it subverts the reality of faithful mothering and robs faithful mothers of their true glory.  Mothers deserving of honor are handed cards and taken to lunch, when songs of praise should instead be offered to the glory of God.  Undeserving mothers, who abdicate their true responsibility, are honored just because they are mothers.  Children, young and old, who ignore and dishonor their mothers by word and by life throughout the year, assuage their guilt by making a big deal of Mother’s Day.

Mohler doesn’t suggest that we should do away with Mother’s Day.  Skim the whole article to see what he recommends.  And stay tuned for part two, which is sure to come out next month when Father’s Day rolls around!


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