Way of the Cross - 4. Jesus meets his Mother



4.         Jesus meets his Mother







‘Mary, a sword shall pierce your soul.’


Can one even begin  to perceive this encounter,

the vulnerability, the helplessness

the unutterable pain flowing like a searing fire

between mother and son?

Unable to comfort,

unable to save each other

in this moment of letting go,

in this moment of dying,

in this moment as they reach deeply into the soul of the other.

Together they suffer our blindness,

our pride, our arrogance.

Together they follow the light of hope

that this sacrifice of love

   - the giving up of a precious son,

   - the giving up of Life itself -

WILL transform and heal our world

longing for freedom and transparent living.


Recall a vulnerable moment in your life.  Share this with Christ



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