No. 17 Friday
Today ponder every step I made to Calvary. Tread that weary,
thirsty way with Me. The sun beats down on your broken body and
you long for respite and a drink. Stop, your body
screams but you must get up and move on. You have not
energy and the Cross lies ahead - but you move on.
pumps blood around your chest and head and it leaves the body
through all the sores inflicted by cruel, hard-hearted men who
spit on your pain. With each drop you lose power, lose more
energy, but still you get up and move on.
A hill lies
ahead --- your spirit shrieks -- but you move on.
magnified by the love of those whom you love tears into your
very fibres. You move on - and on - AND ON!
You see the end
is near but before that - more tortuous pain. Your mouth is dry
with heat, dust, exhaustion and fear. You lick your lips - but
taste - salt and blood.
You CRY OUT -
'FATHER!' and His Angels walk with you.
He grants one
request - for the Son of Man must suffer and die - HOPE
It bends the
road, it softens the weight, it buckles the nails - Hope - the
gates of hell will close - the Son will Raise the Cry -
Me and gain Life'. Hope will never be extinguished.
I woke with the
words of this hymn on my lips:
sing to Mary - sing, my soul, Her praises due -
All Her feasts,
Her actions worship, with a heart's devotion true -
Lost in wond'ring
contemplation, be Her majesty confess'd -
Call Her Mother,
call Her Virgin, happy Mother, Virgin blest"
And as promised She, My Most Beloved and Precious Mother guards
your children - So be at peace - Your mother's (ly) heart must
be like Hers, surrendered, - but your pain will be used.
pray for all mothers. Is a mother not a bringer forth of that
which gives life. The Spirit guides each mother to love into
wholeness and bring encouragement and hope to her children. A
mother bears life to give life - true life - Eternal Life by
being a beacon of that Life. She shows her children that in
adversity, sorrow, sadness there is hope of something better -
something of Heaven, by her sweet kiss, her loving embrace, her
brought joy to My childhood's heart and upheld Me as I bore the
sins of Man. She taught the Apostles the imperatives of
Apostolic Action rooted in Love, Hope and Faith. She held all
things in Her Heart. Today reflect on Motherhood.
PRAY for All