Friday, May 6, 2022


While it may be considered politically incorrect to say it, we do live in confusing times. We’re confused about what it means to be a human being. We’re confused about what defines male and female. We’re confused about whose life matters and whose doesn’t. We’re confused about what makes up a family. It seems our culture is living in a perpetual state of James Dean perplexity who profoundly expressed his innermost feelings in the film Rebel Without a Cause with the words, “I am so confused.” 

Our confusion is more than just a feeling of frustration. It influences every area of our lives – including how and why we celebrate Mother’s Day. How important are mothers? Aren’t children molded most by their digital experiences and colleagues at school? Who is mother? Is being a mother all about the biology of giving birth or is it just about the relationship? Can a man be a mother in a figurative sense? Some even question the necessity of the concept of the traditional family. Studies are referenced which indicate children thrive better in government funded settings! So, do we need moms and dads? 

Before we give up on Mother’s Day, let’s go back to the resurrection which we celebrated only a few weeks ago. At first glance we might think there is little connection between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the commemoration of Mother’s Day in 2022. That would, to say the least, be a mistake. We often say, “Easter changes everything.” And that is true. Christ physically coming back to life means he is God, he did pay for our sins and eternal life is a reality, not a pie in the sky wish. It also means what he said about our relationships with people and especially family is true. We can have certainty in the midst of the current confusion. And that’s some very good news. 

Join us this weekend for one of our worship services. Living in confusion doesn’t have to be the only alternative. Let the resurrection give you some solid certainty of what matters most. And yes, your mom and your family matter big time! 

Weekend worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm – Sunday: 10:00 am 

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.