On this Mother’s Day, maybe the best way we can show gratitude to our mothers is to “pay it forward”. This might seem like a relatively new catchphrase, but it’s an idea as old as the Gospel. I had initiated a Gospel conversation with “Dave” in a parking lot conversation after I had done some shopping, and was explaining why we as Christians share our faith. “It’s not to earn salvation, because Jesus already saved us at the cross, but it’s a response to having been saved, a way to show gratitude for all God has done for us.” I was telling him. “Sort of like paying it forward” Dave observed. “Yes” I said, “And Jesus said that we can show him our love by obeying His commands, and that what we do for others we do for Him” I’m so glad faithful mothers, fathers, grandparents – all the people of past generations who have faithfully brought us the Gospel down through the ages have brought it to us – and isn’t the best way we can thank them – and the Lord - to “pay it forward” to the generations to come?