Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Problem of Suffering

Greetings to you, Glory here, It seems to me there is an awful lot of suffering in this world. Jesus suffered all His life, from His birth in piercing cold in a stable to a horrific death on a cross.  What about His Mother? How did she survive watching her son in such agony? I believe that if God had not miraculously sustained His Mother, she could not possibly have survived her martyrdom.
She was His Mother, a Mother more loving than all mothers combined could love.  In her heart were united natural love by which she loved Jesus as her Son, and  supernatural love, by which she loved Him as her God.
At the foot of the cross, Mary was made the Queen of Martyrs, and at the same time she became our Mother, the Comforter of the Afflicted, the Help of Christians and the Refuge of Sinners. 
If you are suffering in any way you have a powerful advocate in heaven your heavenly Mother, Jesus will refuse His Mother nothing, Go and ask her and especially remember her sorrows, She had to withstand them for her Son to redeem us.  I can only tell you that I have a great devotion to Our Mother of Sorrows, she has helped me so much, and got me out of so much trouble, not the least of when I got myself into debt with my spend first, worry about paying later!
Here is a little extract from the Stabat Mater prayer:
"At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last".
Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, All His bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword had passed.
Oh! how sad and sore distressed Was that Mother highly blest,
of the sole begotten One!
Christ above in torment hangs;
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son
Is there one who would not weep,
'Whelmed in miseries so deep
Christ's dear Mother to behold?

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