Our Lady of Sorrows

In John, chapter 19, we read that the mother of Jesus stood faithfully at the cross as He suffered and died for our salvation. All but one of the apostles had run away in fear. But perhaps Mary remembered the words that had been spoken to her thirty-three years earlier, as related in Luke 2: “This child is appointed…as a sign that is opposed…and a sword will pierce through your own soul also.” She knew that the plan of God was unfolding before her eyes, and so she bore the suffering bravely.

So many abortions happen because mothers are afraid to bear the suffering that comes with fulfilling God’s plan for their child. Let’s point them to the example of Mary, and the strength of Christ, that they may choose life.

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