Commentary on the Gospel of
CAN A WOMAN FORGET THE BABY AT HER BREAST AND HAVE NO COMPASSION ON THE CHILD OF HER WOMB?
Jesus often uses the example of a mother to show the greatness of love. This quotation is one such example. It is really awesome when one comes to think of it that the baby is for nine months really and literally one with its mother. Whatever the mother drinks and eats becomes a part of the baby. A mother is the only one in the whole world who can say, looking at her child: THIS IS MY BODY, THIS IS MY BLOOD! It is impossible for a mother to forget the child who lived in her body for 9 months and to whom she gives birth suffering the greatest pain. That is why there is a saying:”He /she has a face only a mother can love. When one visits the death row, inevitably mothers will be the one found visiting their children condemned to death. Now let us go to the next sentence of Jesus which says “But even if a mother does forget her child” God will not forget. That is how much God loves us — with an unconditional love.