Mother’s Day sermons are notoriously awful. Sentimental tripe that leaves some women feeling smugly self-satisfied, while others leave licking their wounds.
But not this Mother’s Day sermon, given by my friend James Walsh, an associate pastor at my church.
Seriously? You’ve got to love a sermon that begins with “Ladies of Mission Covenant Church, you are more than…”
This was a sermon that celebrated ALL women.
This was a sermon that affirmed ALL of women’s diverse, God-given gifts.
This was a sermon that encouraged women to grow and take great risks. Seriously, when was the last time you heard a sermon where the the pastor urged women to “take great risks”?
By the end, I wanted to stand up and cheer.
Really, the sermon was too good to keep to our little church. So I’m posting the audio here, my gift to everyone who endured a painful (or even mediocre) mothers day message.