The Other Incarnation Of God's Love
We tend to think of the church as an institution instead of a mother. That's because we don't take our teaching on baptism seriously enough. If baptism represents a new and heavenly birth, then in baptism we have God as our father and the church as our mother.
The church is the womb in which we are conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the water of holy baptism. The church nurses infant faith with the pure spiritual milk of the word. She cares for Christ's little ones and consoles them. She teaches and cares. She bandages wounds and gives hugs. She prays for her children.