A Mother’s Love by Lorna Farrell is a powerful true story of Bridie McGoldrick and her husband Mick who were able to forgive their son’s killer.
Bridie McGoldrick is inspirational. She forgave not in her strength but with the strength of Jesus. I actually remember the news reports of her son Michael’s murder in 1996. Bridie and Mick are an amazing couple. Following their son’s murder, they could have become bitter but they actually developed their hearts and eyes to the poor and vulnerable.
They chose to serve the poor in Romania, Malawi and Moldova via mission trips and fund raising back home in Ireland.
The couple modelled the love of Jesus everywhere they went and in everything they did. They were obedient to His calling to love others.
I found A Mother’s Love a very inspiring read. Lorna Farrell tells of Bridie McGoldrick’s life from childhood to present day. Life has been far from easy but Bridie McGoldrick’s heart for others remains huge. She loves because He first loved us.
I would like to leave you with two of my favourire quotes:
“They both fell to their knees in front of the cross in their house and begged God to help them.”
“At the point of her greatest loss and most desperate need, she knew God loved her.”
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.