Why is the church referred to as a "mother?"greenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
Considering the fact that the church is the bride of Christ, why do some people refer to the church as a mother? Since Christ is married to the church and we ARE the church, can someone explain the mother aspect?
-- Rina (email@example.com), January 11, 2005
The Church is called our mother because, like a mother, the Apostles and their successors, together with all the faithful, are given us by God to guide, teach, protect, rule, serve and love us.
-- Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2005.