Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mothering Sunday

Here in the UK, the fourth Sunday in Lent is called Mothering Sunday. Why? Many churchgoers worship at their nearest parish or "daughter" church. However, centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or "mother" church once a year. So in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit the main church or cathedral of the area. Those who did this were said to have gone "a-mothering." Today it is often called Mother's Day, and even though it has no connection with the US holiday of the same name, the day now has a similar focus. In keeping with tradition, the women at our church were given flowers this morning. And in true Binkley fashion, Chris shared some of his remaining Reese's peanut butter cups, and Dave baked chocolate chip cookies!


1 comment:

chrisbhs said...

Everyday should be mother's day :)