The following was written by a friend who is a Methodist minister. Interesting.
Mothers Day itself was foisted upon the country by one Anna Jarvis (a Methodist, I'm afraid), who should be a standard study specimen for co-dependency. She took care of her tyrannical old mother her whole life, sacrificing her own chance for family and children. She was basically a body slave. After her mother finally died, Jarvis badgered her State --and then the whole country --finally guilting the politicos into creating her mother.
After the holiday was created, it soon morphed into what we now see today: cards, candy, visits, taking Mom out to eat. Anna Jarvis spent the rest of her life protesting this perversion of the day when we're all supposed to love our mothers as much as she did, the way she did, yada yada yada. She died penniless, childless, frustrated --just as her mother would have wanted. Me, I think Anna Jarvis was batsh*t crazy. Too bad we're all stuck with the monster she created.Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.7