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Happy Mother's Day!

Good Sunday Morning,

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and to all of you that have (or ever had) a mother. A real mom is someone who puts their kids above their own selfish wants and needs.

According to my friends in Verona, Wisconsin, unselfishness is the willingness to be inconvenienced for the sake of others; they will tell you that it requires no particular skill other than the capacity for empathy and generosity. In other words, see “mom” in the dictionary.

So, in honor of moms and their unselfish behavior towards their children, let’s spend a few moments this morning reflecting on that . . . selflessness behavior.

In fact, and this may come as a shock, there is biblical support for what I am suggesting.

  • Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3

  • For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. James 3:16

  • Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24

  • Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10

  • And, from Luke, we know that “most Mama’s oughta qualify for sainthood.”

So, after giving your mom a call, or making plans to join her for dinner, or reflecting on the person that she was, try to emulate her . . . not just today, but as often as you can . . . try to overflow with unselfish behavior.

And after doing that, pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax . . . think of your mom and enjoy the smile . . . and then take solace in knowing that the Lord has made this day; may you rejoice and be glad in it.

Jeff Bergstrom

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P.P.S. Sarah Noffke says it this way, there are two types of humans in this world: those who function so they can get something and those who function so they can give something . . . I say, chose wisely.

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