Jesus meets his afflicted mother.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

And the angel came to her and said. "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her: "Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give HIM the throne of his father David and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there will be no end."
Luke 1:28-33

Dear Jesus, your mother sees you carrying your cross, and she can feel everyone of your wounds. What profound expression of pain and love must have been in her eyes as you met on the way to Golgotha. A sword indeed pierced her heart, and you knew that she shared your agony. We often have to watch the pain of our loved ones also, their griefs, heartaches, and illness. Others have to watch my pain. Your mother's suffering caused you pain, and yet her loving presence strengthened you. May we always have the support of the loving presence of our loved ones when we need them most.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.



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