BILINGUAL REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAY
8th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) Matthew 6: 24-34 February 26, 2017
“Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.”
Every now and then we hear in the news that a newborn child has been found abandoned only few hours after the birth, and thanks to the tenderness and compassion of some people has been taken to a hospital to save the infant´s life. Our first feeling is, “How can a mother do such a thing and be without human sense of respect for her infant´s life?” What we hear, in this day and age might sound incredible, we sadly realize is truth. For the prophet Isaiah, even if it could seem unbelievable too, was possible for human beings, but never for God.
Other cases are not as criminal but still merciless. A teenage mother, after a couple of weeks of her son delivery, carefully took the babe to a hospital entrance hall making sure that the infant was fed and warm enough in the baby basket. When she left the baby behind, the security guard saw her and called the police. Being asked by the authorities the reason for that irresponsible action, the mother argued that she was a single-parent and afraid of not having the resources to take care of her child.