Mrs Rachael Olorundare, Leader of Christian Mothers, Anglican Church, Amje, Alagbado, Lagos, has described ‘Mothering Sunday’ as a day of mixed emotions for many people.
Olorundare said in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Lagos that it was a day some people had found ‘very difficult’, because its focus underlined silent personal grief and sorrows.
“For a host of reasons, quiet tears will be shed today, perhaps for those who have lost their mothers; mothers who have lost their children or those children who have rejected their parents (and vice versa).
While congratulating the parish Christian Mothers, she urged them to continue to play their motherly role by showing love to all around them, notwithstanding the challenges of life and situation of things.
“This year’s Mothering Sunday is marked on a low key because of the Coronavirus outbreak and the directives from the authorities, but we all have every reason to be thankful to God and be happy.
“Some mothers are shedding tears today, having loved so much; having given so much attention and commitment; and to other mothers who were not able to love at all, it is indeed a mixed emotion,” she said.
According to her, any relationship without pain is likely to be a relationship without love, adding “if we love, then we will put ourselves on the path of pain and anguish.
“To love is to put yourself at risk, and your heart may sometimes be wrung out, even broken, but it couldn’t be any other way, for we are made in the image of a God of love, that is, real love, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
“A good mother must bring up her children and others around her in the way of God by channeling their development on the path of righteousness and activities in the church,” she added.
Olorundare urged mothers and grandmothers to love, live and remain in the love of Jesus Christ, adding that they should also exhibit it to the orphans wherever they found themselves, as a footprint for others to follow.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan and