Watch: We’ve received the gift of life, wisdom and learnt the way from our mothers – Archbishop Scicluna

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

We think of our mothers and we realise that we have learnt the way, we have learnt wisdom about life, we have also received the gift of life from a person, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said during the homily on Sunday.

Archbishop Scicluna presided over Mass on the Fifth Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day. The mass was celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mellieħa.

Mgr Scicluna underlined the importance of caring for one’s mother. “We pray for them especially those who are not with us anymore, and we care for them,” he said.

“In this time of pandemic I would like to greet all our mothers and tell them that we care for them and we know that the more important thing as we live through the pandemic is that we keep them safe.”

Due to the coronavirus, a number of restrictive measures have been implemented to contain the virus. Families have been urged to refrain from inviting extended families over and keep to members of the same household. Archbishop Scicluna urged the faithful to understand that the current measures were in place for their own good.

“We are thinking of you, we are grateful for the gift of life we received through you, for the truth of faith that you have given us, you have shown us the way who is Jesus,” Archbishop Scicluna said.

The Lord opens each and every one’s destiny to the dwelling places where he is going after the resurrection and he is preparing a place for each and every one of us. “I will come back again and take you to myself so that where I am, you also may be” (Jn 14:3).

Archbishop Scicluna remarked that on the fifth Sunday of Easter we needed to hear these words and understand that these extraordinary times need to bring us to a renewed wisdom. He added that this experience needs to open our lives to an everlasting destiny which is the dwelling of Jesus is preparing for each and every one of us.

“Let us accept his invitation. He knows that we are sinful, that we are weak but he still is convinced that our rightful place is with him and he is preparing a place for us. How do we get there? How do I know the way? Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.”