On Mothering Sunday we thought about the reality of family life and how forgiveness can be difficult at times. We remembered that we have an example of compassion and forgiveness in Jesus. We placed flowers in front of the altar to remember someone who has cared for us or to ask God to help us to forgive someone who has hurt us. After the service the flowers were put in the Family Chapel.
Mothering Sunday is over, but we can still carry the thoughts and reflections of the day with us as the year progresses. You may find this prayer from the St Anselm, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, useful as a guide to reflection.