Wednesday 15 September 2021

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Our Lady of Sorrows

1 Timothy 3:14-16. How great are the works of the Lord! – Psalm 110(111):1-6. Luke 7:31-35.

A sword will pierce your own soul too

Through our many means of communication, we look around our world, and indeed, there is much to cause us sorrow. In moments of quiet or loud screams of pain, we discover in those closest to us that there is much to cause us sorrow. Mary knows how we feel and is close to us in all our grief. Our sorrows connect with the sorrow in her own life, as we all experience the rising and falling of many around us. She teaches us both com-passion (suffering with) and com-fort (standing strong with). Together we turn our eyes to the cross of Jesus, which is our eternal sign of love and hope. And together we learn to pray the words of the Psalm: ‘I will thank the Lord with all my heart… The Lord is compassion and love.’

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