“And he said to them, “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to
the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took
her to his own home.”
“Disciple, behold your mother.” The Church has always recognized that Jesus didn’t say “John, behold your mother,” but “Disciple.” If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you have received Mary as your mother. The Assumption of Mary seals this motherhood for all disciples.
The Blessed Virgin Mary had such profound faith that even when she saw her son being crucified before her, she knew that there would be a resurrection. Because all disciples are Mary’s spiritual children, we know that she cares for us in the same way.
When you are going through a difficult moment in your life, you have a mother in Mary who loves you and has the faith to pray for your
resurrection as well.
Live It! Tip of the Week: Stay close to Mary, and know that when you are in the midst of a crucifixion, she is already praying for your resurrection.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.