A Mother’s Love

Last month, I read an article from our friend Noelle Mering that was titled, “a subversive message for Mother’s Day.” Listen to these words of reminder from Noelle: A face only a mother could love” is a funny old idiom to describe a homely person. On the surface, the saying indicates a mother’s obliviousness to the plain reality that everyone else sees. But it’s not the mother who sees in a limited way, it’s the rest of us who do. Given eyes of love, the mother recognizes the inestimable worth of her child. She sees something hidden and in that seeing, her vision is clarified, not obscured.