As this Sunday is Mother’s Day, I’m thinking of the most famous, exemplary mother in Christendom. The words of Mary as she learns that she will bear the Son of God are full of awe and hope.

Bringing a child into the world is a radically hopeful act. Bringing the Hope & Light of humanity into the world is the most radically hopeful act of all.

The English composer Herbert Howells sets the words of Mary in an incomparably powerful way. Happy Mother’s Day.

This week’s Musical Meditation was performed by the Choir of Kings College Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury

– Logan Henke, Music Minister