Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Station Four ~ Jesus Meets His Mother




WHEN LITTLE CHILDREN ARE HURT, they run to their mothers who kiss their wounds and announce, "There, all better!" But Mary can't do that now. Like Jesus, she is helpless and has her own surrendering to do. How did she ever do this?  All Mary can do now is to look at Jesus, speak to him with her eyes, perhaps touch him as he passes by.

This anguished little boy is Afghan Hassin Ullah. He lives in a refugee camp near the Pakistan border of Chaman. Mothers still grieve for their pained children. Crushed by their own poverty, they stand by helplessly. 

We're all called to be helpless grieving mothers. Can we stop along the way and even from a great distance join Hassin's mother in her own grieving or take her place if she is dead or has disappeared?


Our Father Who Art in Heaven...
Hail Mary full of grace...
Glory be to the Father...

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