During Lent, as we are called to look more closely at the Stations of the Cross, we witness Jesus falling for the first time, and his mother being there. May this prayer remind you that Mary sees how heavy your own cross can be.
Perfect mother that you are,
when your child needed you the most,
you found him.
Help us trust that, as we buckle
under the weight of life’s burdens,
you come so near to us
that our sorrows
also become yours.
And we can keep going.
Take some time to meditate on the Stations, and see how quickly in the story Mary appears