On this coming Mother’s Day, I have been reminded something sweet about my mother. I was visiting her today and noticed how selfless she really is. While serving dinner, she insisted on giving me the best peace of meat. After arguing with her back and forth, she finally agreed to split the best piece in half, one for me and and one for her. She then would not sit down, making sure everyone, including her grandchildren, had everything they needed for dinner. Not for a moment did I notice my mom giving herself priority. My mom gives others the best, and keeps for herself what is left. She has always done that. My mom has been one of the prime examples on how Jesus wants me to be. A selfless servant. She has served my ill brother all of her life, and still does. She wants to give me money for everything. She wants to counsel me about everything in life. She forgives others, including my abusive father. She prays and never loses faith. She is a giver, not a taker. Is it just a mother’s instinct? Maybe. But it is service. I am blessed to have an example on Jesus in my mom. I will treat my own children the way she treats me. It is the way to live the Kingdom of Heaven.
“She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”