I had no idea until I read this piece that the original purpose of Mother’s Day was to protest war. Here is the founding Mother’s Day Declaration by Julia Ward Howe in 1870: Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
Many times, fear is exaggerated. However, it isn’t always. In many circumstances, fear is justified, and faith can’t defeat it, as much as it’s nice to think, in comfortable times, that it could.