Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mary's Way Of The Cross - Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Grieving Mother

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.


I had managed to break through the crowd and was walking side by side with my son. I called to him through the shouting voices. He stopped. Our eyes met, mine full of tears of anguish, his full of pain and confusion. I felt helpless; then his eyes said to me, "Courage! There is a purpose for this." As he stumbled on, I knew he was right. So I followed and prayed silently.


Lord Jesus, forgive me the many times our eyes met and I turned mine away. Forgive me the times things did not go my way and I let everyone know about it. Forgive me the times I brooded over little inconveniences or became discouraged and did not heed your call to courage! Yes, Lord, our eyes have met many times, but fruitlessly.

Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory Be...

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