Minute Meditations

Behold, Your Mother

While hanging on the cross, Jesus said to his Mother, “Woman, behold your son.” And to John, his beloved disciple, he said, “Son, behold your Mother.” This was more than a son’s dying request to secure the care of his mother after he was gone. It was Jesus’ request for Mary to be Mother to all human beings for all time. Despite his extreme suffering, Jesus did not issue this request out of desperation, but rather he spoke it with great feeling and purpose.

Our Lord knows your suffering, and he spoke those words just for you.

— from Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace

Forgiving Mother


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