“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 19:25

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother…

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– John 19:25

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REFLECTION…

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What character!

The Mother of Christ, the Woman par excellence

“stood” at the foot of the cross where her beloved Son was still hanging, crucified.

She stood. She did not faint.

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She had suffered all the way throughout her Son’s persecution,

yet there she was standing,

full of holy dignity,

accepting the indescribable anguish which she must have felt as a mother.

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But she was full of faith,

and had always trusted in her Maker

and accepted His will.

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What strength in suffering!

What an example for all of us, men and women alike.

What a grace to have her as our Heavenly Mother!

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Mary’s manner truly brings to life the words of Isaiah 40:31:

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.”

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PRAYER…

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Sweet Mother Mary, pray for me,

that I may resemble you in character, in faith,

and in my love for Jesus.

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