Happy Mothers’ Day for Mother Earth by Jim Scott

UU Musician Jim Scott led a musical service celebrating mothers and our ancestor, our Mother Earth, in words and song. Ann Jarvis of Appalachia founded Mother’s Day in 1858 in response to high infant mortality. Then came the Civil War. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe made a Mother’s Day call to women to protest the carnage of war. Beyond greeting card sentiments, we will celebrate mothers, the female deity and model of life. The male model of dominance, challenging Mother Earth and exploiting Mother Nature, has ruled for some time. The dual parent system has served the plant and animal realms pretty well, but are we ready for a transformation? Is it time to see even beyond the binary genders and celebrate the dignity, worth and the potential of every person?