Mothers and Wisdom
Proverbs 14:1; James 3:17
May 10, 2009
INTRODUCTION: If anyone in the world needs wisdom, it is our Mothers.
"There are few assignments in human experience that require the array of skills and wisdom needed by a Mom in fulfilling her everyday duties. She must be a resident psychologist, physician, theologian, educator, nurse, chef, taxi driver, fire marshal, and occasional police officer. And if she succeeds in each of these responsibilities, she gets to do it all again tomorrow."
"Mom was the glue that literally held our family together."
"My Mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my Mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her."
"I shall never forget my Mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her precepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life."
"My Mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my Mother will always be a blessing to me."
Thomas A. Edison
Lots of you will spend the day with your Mother, others of you will call yours, and then many of us will reflect on the life and legacy of our Mothers. My Mother has been in heaven for 24 years and 3 months.
With this in mind, many of you men will honor the Mothers of your children, your wife.
Winston Churchill said, "My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
Proverbs 18:22, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
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