“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 19:26-27

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TODAY’S WORD…

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When Jesus saw His mother standing there beside the disciple He loved,

He said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.”

And He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.”

And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

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– John 19:26-27 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lord’s gesture in entrusting His Blessed Mother to the disciple’s care,

expresses His filial love for the Virgin Mary.

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Our Lord’s words also declare that Mary is our Mother.

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All Christians, here represented in the person of John, are children of Mary.

By giving us His Mother to be our Mother,

Christ demonstrates His love for His own to the end

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Our Lady’s acceptance of John as her son

demonstrates her motherly care for us.

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QUOTE…

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"John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, brought Mary into his home,

into his life.

Spiritual writers have seen these words of the Gospel

as an invitation to all Christians to bring Mary into their lives.

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Mary certainly wants us to invoke her,

to approach her confidently,

to appeal to her as our mother,

asking her to ‘show that you are our mother’"

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Mother, I love you.

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“Mother, I am yours!

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Mother, accept us!

Mother, do not abandon us!

Mother, be our guide!” [*]

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[*] St. John Paul II at the Jasna Gora Shrine, 6 June 1979

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