top of page

A Mother’s Legacy

Mother’s Day is a day of remembrance for all of humanity, regardless of race, color, or creed. Mothers are the true standard bearers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our world. A mother’s influence is showcased in the life of every human being. The Apostle Paul expressed this idea to young Timothy, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.”


Mothers always deposit something into our life that will sustain us in challenging times. Mothers are most instrumental in developing a child’s worldview, and shaping the way a child makes moral and ethical choices. It’s a good reminder when others can recall how we grew up. Generational influence from our mothers and grandmothers can be passed on to our children, and is often needed, if not welcomed. This mother gives her son the gift of faith and an example of living a life that is respectful of all human beings.   


We should encourage all mothers to prepare their children for the journey of life. Faith is just one gift to be shared with our children. I’m reminded of what the Prophet Isaiah has said: “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”


Blessings to all mothers, you have influenced the children of this world, and we are the better for it. Mothers are the first gift God gives to every child.

By Dr. Joseph Metoyer

2 views0 comments


bottom of page