Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

It seems to me that Mother's Day is a good time to review what Lady Julian said about the motherhood of God, the motherhood of Christ:

And thus in our creation God Almighty is our natural father, and God all-wisdom is our natural mother, with the love and goodness of the Holy Spirit. These are all one God, one Lord.
For the Almighty Truth of the Trinity is our Father, for he made us and preserves us in himself; the deep wisdom of the Trinity is our mother, in whom we are enclosed; the lofty goodness of the Trinity is our Lord, and in him we are enclosed and he in us.
The Second Person of the Trinity is our mother in nature, in our substantial making. In him we are grounded and rooted, and he is our mother by mercy in our sensuality, by taking flesh.
To motherhood as properties belong natural love, wisdom and knowledge - and this is God.
I've only given you a sample here. Julian makes many more references to the Divine as our Mother.

Of course, there are many more references to the Motherhood of God than Julian's - both in Scripture and throughout the history of the Church. But that's a topic for another day.

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