Saturday, March 30, 2013

HOLY SATURDAY: “Jesus, seeing His Mother and the disciple whom He loved beside her, said to His Mother, ‘Woman, behold your son!’ Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!’.” (John 19: 26-27)

As we remain under the cross with our gaze fixed on Jesus Crucified, we also listen to His words.  Turning to Mary and the disciple beside Her, and every disciple at Her side, His words sink into our heart.  In the silence of this day, let us receive those words and meditate on them in our heart, as Mary did throughout her life, right from the first moment when She became the Mother of God.

Now She is our Mother also, the Mother of the Church.  We are in Her heart and we can learn from Her what it means to believe against all evidence, to hope against all hope, to love to the end.  As we vigil with Jesus lying in the tomb, we can renew our hope and our faith in His resurrection and our effort to become a living sign of the presence of the risen Lord in today’s world.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will vigil with Mary in hope and expectancy for the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to be with us always.

- Living Scriture