Thought of the Day September 15, 2017 Our Lady's sorrows

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On this the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, it would do us well to meditate on the seven sorrows endured by Mary. 1. Prophesy of Simeon in the Temple: “This child is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed—and you yourself shall be pierced with a sword.” 2. The flight into Egypt. Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt because Herod is seeking the death of the child Jesus. 3. The loss of Jesus when he was twelve. “Son, why have you done this to us? You see that your father and I have been searching for you in sorrow.” 4. Mary meets Jesus on the Way to Cavalry. Words cannot expressed the anguish as Mother endured in seeing Jesus suffering so. 5. Jesus dies on the cross. All Mary could do was to embrace the will of the Father and surrender her son to the Father for our sake. 6. The piercing of Jesus’ side. Was this the fulfillment of Simeon’s prophecy? 7. The burial of Jesus. The pain of seeing the stone sealing the tomb must have been unbearable, except for the hope of the resurrection.



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