An Early Morning Thought For Mothers’ Day

     The image is richer than the thought; hence the act by which we comprehend an image, gazing, is richer, more profound, vital and storeyed than the thought. People today are, if the word may be permitted, over-conceptualistic. We have lost the art of reading images and parables, of enacting symbols. We could relearn some of this by encouraging and practicing the power of vision, a power which has been neglected for too long.

     [Father Romano Guardini, Meditations Before Mass ]

     Happy Mothers’ Day to all the women who have embraced that vital role — vital in the only sense that matters.