Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 14th May 2023

Pastor Esther Wang

Wishing all mothers, a happy Mother’s Day today. Mothers play a very important role in our society. It is generally recognised that most mothers work very hard for their children, without asking for anything in return, and only hope that their children can get the best care and life opportunities. When I have the opportunity to chat with church moms, the topic that comes up most often is about their children. I can appreciate that mothers are always trying their best to provide the best for their children. If her child has made progress and attained a level of achievement, that makes the mother very happy. On the other hand, mothers should be willing to accept their children as they are, to listen to what their children have to say, and to give their children a helping hand if needed. Therefore, it is important to commemorate and thank mothers for their dedication and love on Mother's Day, whether such love is from a biological mother or a spiritual mother.

While we should be very grateful for the love all mothers have given to their children, and take the opportunity on Mother's Day to express our love and gratitude to them, motherhood is not the only role of a woman. If you are a mother, putting all your hopes and dreams on your children may backfire and may even harm your children and your family. It is true that mothers are often delighted and proud of the achievements of their children. However, the value of being a woman is not only reflected in being a successful mother. I have also heard that there are many children who are under so much pressure to meet the expectations of their parents, that they are even afraid to communicate with their mothers or fathers. It is certainly gratifying to be a mother and to be able to raise children who are outstanding in their achievements. However, no matter who we are, as true Christians, we have a more important identity, that is, as children of God. Let us always keep in mind that, no matter what other role we take on in life, our true calling as a believer of Jesus is to live out the likeness as God’s children by trusting God’s faithfulness and love for us and to always love our children unconditionally the way Jesus loves us.




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