To be sure, I’m no expert in waterfowl and their ways, but I’ve helped nurture some neglected goslings in my journeys. And while I’ve tended a few flocks I could never call myself a good shepherd. I don’t know how to get a goose to learn to be an effective mother except, perhaps, a gift for rhyme.
This weekend we will celebrate Easter. In just a few weeks it will be Mother’s Day. There is not much of a connection between the two, but I think a very common Mother’s Day reality can help us see a deeper dimension to celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.