Counting on ….day 128

20th March 2022

Next Sunday is Mothering Sunday which has become a popular day for giving mums bunches of flowers, cards, breakfast in bed or a meal out. Originally the feast celebrated the role of Mother Church and gave everyone a break in the middle of the Lenten fast. With the global concern for the climate and the wellbeing of life on earth, it is also important to have care for Mother Earth. The Guardian has  reviewed some of the environmental questions around buying and sending bunches of flowers, emphasising in particular the merits of seasonal, locally grown, and locally delivered flowers.

The traditional Mothering Sunday gift was a cake.

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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