The child who is thus fed by a mother’s love eventually learns to trust in others, and also in God.

The fruit we are given is not always what we expect or want; it may be bitter, but we are secure in knowing that it is given to us out of love.  The capacity for trust that begins in such ordinary human encounters, as between a mother and child, can come to have a deep religious significance, not only for ourselves, but for the entire community of faith.

Kathleen Norris in The Quotidian Mysteries

 

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