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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 15, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Timothy 1:15-17
Psalm 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5 and 6-7
John 19:25-27

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today we observe the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.

What must have gone through the heart and mind of Mary as she watched what happened through her sonís life? When I consider the Gospels and the story they tell, I am led to understand that Mary had a unique relationship with God and she must certainly have known what was in store for Jesus. If not, she certainly had warning as Simeon told her the day she and Joseph presented the child in the temple.

But regardless of what she knew or of what she had been warned, I doubt she could really have ever been prepared for his arrest, torture, crucifixion and death. No mother could ever be prepared for that, even the mother of God.

Maryís sorrow must have run very deep and the Lord took care of her by placing her in the care of the disciple whom He loved. When our sorrow runs deep the Lord places us in the care of the angels, the saints, our loved ones and most importantly in His care. Sorrow comes even for us who are prepared, but so do love and comfort from a loving Lord.

- Don Claunch, SFO --
email: dlclaunch(at)bresnan(dot)net

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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