(Continuing to share the short Stations of the Cross reflections we had at my church...
The style of these reflections is that we imagine what Jesus might say at each station, and then reply with what we should say. The following is the reflection that accompanied Jesus Meets His Mother:)
My mother sees me whipped.
She sees me kicked and driven like a beast.
She counts my every wound.
But though her soul cries out in agony,
no protest or complaint escapes her lips
or even enters her thoughts.
She shares my martyrdom - and I share hers.
We hide no pain,
from each other's eyes.
This is my Father's will.
My Jesus, Lord,
I know what you are telling me.
To watch the pain of those we love
is harder than to bear our own.
To carry my cross after you,
I, too, must stand and watch
the sufferings of my dear ones -
the heartaches, sicknesses and grief
of those I love.
And I must let them watch mine, too.
I do believe -
for those who love you
all things work together unto good.
I hope you are all having a Blessed Lent.