15 December 2017

A Friday Thought

On this Friday, meditating on the Crucifixion, a thought came to me that I just had to share. Hanging on the cross, dying for the sins of us all, abandoned by nearly everyone, even feeling separated (in His human nature) from the Father, how consoling must it have been to see one woman at the foot of the cross in whom He could feel entirely complacent-- by whom He was not abandoned, and who returned His love with the intensity and purity it deserved. 

That is our Mediatrix. That is the Woman to whose care He gave us. We ignore her to our detriment. 

1 comment:

chantgirl said...

Thank you for this.

This past week I was thinking about the mental difficulty of approaching the Trinity in prayer, and how little our human brains can fathom just who it is that we approach, when it occurred to me that as the Daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and the Spouse of the Spirit, Mary is the pivot point for us humans to approach the Trinity. What we have such difficulty understanding, she has the most intimate relationships with.

Truly the Gate of Heaven!

( I have to give props to St. John for his performance on Good Friday too- one of the few men to have survived the day with his honor intact. )