Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mother of the Redeemer is our mother in our sufferings

Loved this meditation today from my daily spiritual meditations provided free in my inbox via Mary Vitamin.

[T]he Divine Redeemer wishes to penetrate the soul of every sufferer through the heart of his holy Mother, the first and the most exalted of all the redeemed. As though by a continuation of that motherhood which by the power of the Holy Spirit had given him life, the dying Christ conferred upon the ever Virgin Mary a new kind of motherhood ”spiritual and universal”towards all human beings, so that every individual, during the pilgrimage of faith, might remain, together with her, closely united to him unto the Cross, and so that every form of suffering, given fresh life by the power of this Cross, should become no longer the weakness of man but the power of God.
Salvifici Doloris, #26
Blessed PopeJohn Paul II
Aren't we blessed to know that Our Lady understands our sufferings as a parent? That Jesus, in the middle of His passion, gave her to us so that we didn't have to suffer alone? Lent is such a blessed time!

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