When Jesus saw his mother,
and the disciple whom he loved standing near,
he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”
Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
Gospel of John 19:26-27
I love this passage of scripture. Here is our Lord, in excruciating pain while on the cross – He does not focus on His suffering but on the needs of others. Jesus looks after the needs of the beloved disciple John and of His Mother…… but this moment is not only for the two standing at the foot of the cross but for all disciples – and it is at this moment that Mary becomes mother of all disciples of Jesus….. she is Our Mother too.
Isn’t it wonderful that here on Mother’s Day, we too as mothers, can turn to our Lovely Lady of love and mercy and ask her to intercede for us for our needs and the needs of all her children on earth.
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