This is the question my mind slipped to during the meditation last Sunday. Claudia was talking to us about joy, but I couldn’t help but ponder how Mary must have felt. The sweet baby in her arms would be persecuted, shunned, and brutally killed.
Nothing hurts a mother deeper than the pain of her child.
I wonder how she managed to breath. How she was able to let him run down the street with the other boys. How she was able to paste a smile on her face and raise him without her fears and grief taking over.
Maybe she didn’t know the extent of her son’s future.
It seems that Joseph would have known. Did he share the future with his wife, or did he protect her?
But we know that in the end, she was there. She saw her child suffer for the sins of the world, and I wonder how she was able to bear the pain.
This video says it all.
So this is what I’m pondering this week. What do you think?