Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I got to play the organ today, making it impossible for me to skip out of church at the last minute if I felt so inclined. Mother's Day is always a little bit iffy for me. I do like to hear stories of women over the pulpit. Yet, I really hate the One Size Fits All mentality and the pedestalization that sometimes comes when we talk about women and mothers.

Because it has been such a beautiful spring, I decided that we should sing about Mother Nature today rather than how time sweetly glides along when there's no contention at home. We sang "For the Beauty of the Earth", and then later "All Creatures of Our God and King", and I felt slightly subversive to mentally place Mother in Heaven into these songs. No mention was made of Her today in my ward. At least I didn't walk out in a rage.

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