12 Apr 2017

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Twelfth Station: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple

By Jane Borg 
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. John 19: 25-27

This is the moment Jesus commended his mother to us all. Just as she had been Jesus’ mother, she is now to be ours.

Mary, the perfect mother. She nurtured her son into a man – she fed him, she washed him, she taught him, fixed his scrapes, she faced his challenges with him as he grew, listened to him as he shared his life, watched him develop in his trade with his earthly father, supported him as he explored his vocation, and loved him unconditionally.  

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