Thought for the Day – 15 September – The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Thought for the Day – 15 September – The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

“Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man and by being a man, walk with men. He came into the world to obey and He obeyed.   But He learned this obedience from suffering.   Adam left Paradise with a promise, a promise that lasted for so many centuries.   Today, through this obedience, this self-abnegation, this humiliation, through Jesus, that promise becomes hope.   And the people of God walk with sure hope.   Even the Mother, ‘the New Eve’, as Paul himself calls her, in order to participate in her Son’s journey, learned, suffered and obeyed.   And thus she becomes Mother”.
The Gospel shows us Mary at the foot of the Cross.   Jesus says to John, “Behold your mother.”   Mary – the Pope said – “is anointed Mother.

And this is our hope.   We are not orphans, we have Mothers:  Mother Mary.   But the Church is Mother and the Mother Church is anointed when it takes the same path of Jesus and Mary: the path of obedience, the path of suffering and when she has that attitude of continually learning the path of the Lord.   These two women – Mary and the Church – carry on the hope that is Christ, they give us Christ, they bring forth Christ in us. Without Mary, there would be no Jesus Christ; without the Church, we cannot go forward.

“Two women and two mothers” – continued the Pope Francis – “and next to them our soul, which in the words of Isaac, the abbot of Stella, is “feminine” and is like “Mary and the Church.

Today, looking at this woman by the Cross, steadfast in following her Son in His suffering to learn obedience, looking at her we see the Church and look at our Mother. And also, we look at our little soul that will never be lost, if it continues to be a woman close to these two great women who accompany us in life:  Mary and the Church.  And just as our fathers left Paradise with a promise, today we can go forward with a hope: the hope that our Mother Mary, steadfast at the Cross and our Holy Mother, the hierarchical Church, give us.” (Pope Francis 15 September 2014 “Santa Marta”)

Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady our Mother, Our Lady our Consoler, pray for us all!our lady of sorrows pray for us 2



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