Lectionary: 445 and 639
Our Lady of Sorrows
"At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
All his bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed."
One more thing: Mary was not a clashing cymbal or a resounding gong. She was the real deal. She walked the walk and left the talking to others. Her unfailing love for God led her to say yes to motherhood and strengthened her despite the sorrows she suffered. No matter what heart aches you live with because of your kids, Mary knows how you feel. She is your mother too. Bring your burdens to her, especially the ones about your children, and ask for her intercession. You have a girlfriend in heaven and she knows just what it's like to be a mom!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for giving me your mother to be my heavenly mother. Help me to follow her example of steadfast love for you and those around her. In your name I pray, Amen. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for me.