Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Sorrows of Mary, Part III

Jesus' Heart Is Pierced

Dear Mary, Jesus' head is bowed in death.  His limp body hangs lifeless from the cross.  And yet, the soldiers are not finished, and one of them thrusts a spear into his side.  And immediately blood and water gush forth -- and your motherly heart absorbs the pain, as if you yourself had received the wound.

All is poured out.  Nothing has been held back.  And still you stand by Him.  Still you pour forth your love.  What else can you do? 

Mary, help us pour forth charity and understanding to those we encounter as freely as the water and blood flowed from Jesus' side.  Mary, help us to love and show mercy just as Jesus does from his cross.

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