"Eve was given the identity of 'the mother of all living'. . .
before she ever bore a child.
It would appear that her motherhood preceded her maternity. . .

I believe mother is one of those
very carefully chosen words,
one of those rich words-
with meaning after meaning after meaning.

We must not, at all costs, let that word divide us.

I believe with all my heart
that it is first and foremost a statement about nature,
not a head count of our children.

. . .all of us are Eve's daughters."

-Sister Patricia Holland, Ensign, Oct. 1987, 33

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Janis said...