Our World Needs Mothers


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Our world needs Mothers. We need women who grow into maturity and take us under their wing and remind us: Breathe.

We need women who remind us: Stop. Rest. Make a cup of tea. Take time. Press in. Keep going. Grow up. You’ve got this. Now go, mother your world.

We need women who tuck us in with their words and cover us with their prayers and fold us under their wings. We need women who have become wise … not just with age, but with faithfulness and perseverance and a hunger for Goodness.

We need women whose lives have become large—not on the outside, necessarily, but definitely on the inside.

We need Mothers who remind us, It will be ok. We have work to do, but it will be ok. We need women who will tell us ancient stories and encourage us to press into the long road that bends towards justice.

We need to do this for each other. We need to do this for our world. And this is all of our world. Not just the ones we agree with and the ones who follow the same path as we do. But all of us.

We are the mothers.

Our world is in need of true mothers. Not just by birth, but by heart.

We need to mother each other and sister each other when the day is long. We need to sit together and walk together and do the hard work of growing up.

We need to bless each other into maturity. It’s time.

Our world needs Mothers. Our world needs you to rest up, rise up and get up. Our world needs your tender touch and your kind heart. Our world needs your fierce resistance and your humble determination. Our world needs you to open your eyes and see. We need you to watch and be awake and be very aware of what the Spirit is up to. Don’t just go running off, doing your own thing. Watch, learn, listen.

Practice and pray. Don’t be afraid.

Our world needs Mothers.
Remember: We don’t have to be afraid.

We need not have birthed one baby to be a Mother.
Our world needs Mothers who will nurture and protect, teach and expand.
Our world needs Mothers who are not afraid of the other, the edges and the work.
Our world needs Mothers who will raise up, lift up, rest up and rise up.

Now go, mother your world.

Idelette McVicker
I like soggy cereal and I would like to go to every spot on the map of the earth to meet our world’s women. I dream of a world where no women or girls are for sale. I dream of a world where women and men are partners in doing the work that brings down a new Heaven on earth. My word last year was “roar” and I learned it’s not about my voice rising as much as it is about our collective voices rising in unison to bring down walls of injustice. This year, my own word is “soar.” I have three children and this place–right here, called shelovesmagazine.com–is my fourth baby. I am African, although my skin colour doesn’t tell you that story. I am also a little bit Chinese, because my heart lives there amongst the tall skyscrapers of Taipei and the mountains of Chiufen. Give me sweet chai and I think I’m in heaven. I live in Vancouver, Canada and I pledged my heart to Scott 11 years ago. I believe in kindness and calling out the song in each other’s hearts. I also believe that Love covers–my gaps, my mistakes and the distances between us. I blog at idelette.com and tweet @idelette.
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