|Nativity of the Virgin Mary by Pietro Cavallini, 1291 (mosaic).|
Some of us are really good at remembering our mom's birthday. We send a card, or even flowers, and we might even travel home for a birthday meal and cake. As Christians, we have a responsibility to honor our mom in this way (remember the fourth Commandment?). As busy as college life can be, don't make the mistake of neglecting your relationship with your parents. After all of the hustle and bustle of your college years have passed, they will still be there for you. Make sure that they know how much you appreciate all they do.
Saying a prayer is a great way to mark today's feast day on the Church calendar. After all, Mary is the mother of all Christians (John 19:27) and we should honor her as such. But another way to honor this day, might be to call your own mom and dad. Or send them an email. Or a text. Just to say "thanks."