The Queen’s Birthday and New Year honours are invariably a source of controversy. Whilst there are many worthy recipients, there is usually at least one person of whom it may be asked: “what have they ever done to merit a knighthood?” We can usually think of someone else who is far more deserving. There are many unsung heroes and it is often said that those who are worthy of an award, do not seek one. In recent months we have given some of them a little recognition even if it was only a round of applause, but most remain unnoticed. That is the way of the world but not God’s way. If we want to see God’s way, perhaps we can do no better than look to Mary the Mother of the Lord and our Mother.