May 12 – Mother’s Day: Let us be too tender with one another

Rev. Jason Lydon

In her Mother’s Day Proclamation, Julia Ward Howe wrote, “We, women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country, to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.” What might these words mean for us today? How might the message of these words interact with the vision of reproductive justice? This holiday can be an invitation to learn from our past and prepare for a more nurturing future.