Good morning!Last night I met a few more interesting people in the gay world! The stories were both happy and sad!

The first man told me that his mum had recently died. All his life she did not accept him as she wanted a girl…up to her death she told him!

So when she died he told me that he feels free, that he feels her helping him!

What a sad irony that this man has gained a mum by losing his mum and that she couldn’t love him when she was alive.

Only a short time ago I said it to my own mum in Ireland when we arguing!

‘We’ll be better friends when your dead’!

It sounds like a horrible thing to say and yet it’s the truth!How often do mum’s destroy the lives of their children by playing God! At times I wonder if God’s biggest enemy isn’t Satan at all but controlling mums!!!

Of course Satan uses them or at least tries to! Mum’s are called to allowing their children to be who God made them to be, to let go and let God and not impose their own wills!

The second chap I met was a Jehovah’s Witness. His mum had kicked his brother out of the house for being gay and he was also gay….What pain inflicted by mums on their sons at times and probably without really meaning to!

Fr. Leon in Medjugorje once gave a teaching on exorcisms. He explained that when a person has been cursed or abused by a parent that the spirits are very hard to remove. This is because the child has a natural love for his parents and when parents are abusive it is very difficult to break free.

And so we must forgive our mums and move on with our new mum, Our Lady!Our Lady is the perfect mum.

Never did she interfere or get in the way of God’s plan for her son. She stood by Him even when that meant standing at the cross while He got crucified!(that’s Our Lady as a child with her mum, Saint Ann)

She supported Him in being Himself and in doing God’s will every step of the way and she will support you and me too!

She loves us, she accepts us, she understands us, she knows us and God has blessed her with special gifts to guide us and help us in every way!

She will not impose her will or turn her back on us, she will not give up on us or disown us for her love is unconditional!

So today, whatever the relationship you had with your biological mum, know that you have another mum, Our Lady queen of heaven and if you ask her for help she will give it to you!

I’ll finish with my favourite prayer that ironically my mum taught me as a child.

‘Remember , O most gracious virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O virgin of virgins, my mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the word incarnate, despise not my petitions but in your clemency hear and answer me. Amen’