Holy Mary, Mother of God; pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
|The Madonna of the Streets|
Mary reminds us to be children and come to her with our wants, desires, troubles, triumphs and cares. She is gentle, but reminds us that she can only hold back the arm of her son for so long. She asks us to pray the Rosary.
The Rosary, such a simple repetitive prayer that allows meditation and yet; so powerful. The weapon against Satan. The story of Our Lord's life all wrapped up in those simple little beads. A weapon that is as effective in the hands of a child or adult.
Mary showed us how to be good mothers to our children. To love them, to let them go their own way even though it is hard to let go. How hard it must have been to watch her son vilified and put to death. But oh how glorious to know that He rose from the dead!
As Mother's Day approaches let us turn our hearts and minds to Our Mother, Mary and ask her to watch over our own mothers.
I ask you to watch over my mother. Keep her safe and under the protection of your mantle. Be her constant companion as she moves through her day. Be the watchful mother as she sleeps and be her guide at the hour of her death.