Thought of the Day September 15, 2016

By 10:43 AM

Of all the sorrows Mary, your Mother, endured, the greatest was probably seeing you suffering innocently on the cross and eventually dying for my sins. Her sorrow was magnified in intensity because her intense and intimate love for you. Even if she had the hope of your resurrection, this did not lessen the magnitude of her anguish. Simeon, the prophet, told her many years before that a sword shall pierce her heart. The moment of fulfillment came true as she faithfully stood at the foot of the cross that day and saw the soldier's spear pieced your side. Under the cross, when you cried out: "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit", Mary released you to the Father from whom she received you. This did not lessen her sorrow but gave it value. She was one with you and the Father in the eternal plan of salvation. You were obedient to the will of the Father even in the death of the cross. She was obedient to the will of the Father through your death  on the cross.

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