|Posted by Doming on June 6, 2018 at 5:40 PM|
THE INCOMPARABLE SORROW OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Part 2 of 4 CS-129 6-Feb-98
St. John the Evangelist
Mother truly sorrowful was Mary ever Virgin,
but so strong, as to amaze more than one.
How many moans broke out from the noblest chest
of the Mother of Christ during the three hours of crucifixion!
And at the end, when Jesus uttered loudly His last cry,
the poor Mother lost Her strength
as if She had also died together with Her Son.
And so, this was our emotional state when Jesus, the Redeemer,
was brought down from the Cross.
Mary Magdalene was trembling from the pain, a
nd she was bathed in tears.
Mary of Cleophas showed more spirit,
but she also had the aspect of a cadaver
due to the great intensity of her suffering.
About me I have said something briefly,
but I have kept a great deal to myself.
And of Mary what would I say?
I am going to repeat for you part of what She said
in the presence of that lifeless Body
which had given in holocaust its award to God and to men.
She would say: “Jesus, My Son,
you have remained without words in the pain
and even more silent are You now in death.
He who crucified You, has nailed Me [to Your Cross]
with strong blows to My heart.
Oh, Son, My Son!...
Speak. Speak to Me now in the presence of the Father.
Tell Me once more that sweet phrase that You always repeated to Me:
“Mother, who loves You more than I?”
But Your lips are cold.
You are rigid from head to toe.
Quickly, Joseph, wash My Jesus quickly.
Slowly remove this crown of thorns from Him”...
Here the sorrowful Mother released an intense sob,
and I thought that Her heart would come out of Her chest.
But She continued saying:
“Children of Israel, you have pierced these adorable hands
that used to bless you,
and have pierced these most holy feet that traveled through cities
in order to carry His love and His Truth to you.”
Mary kissed Jesus on His hands and feet, and continued:
“These hands that have blessed will be full of light in Heaven
and these feet, made so bloody, will be as brilliant stars,
in the firmament.”
In the meantime Joseph had finished washing Jesus,
and a hard rain came down.
A sole dense cloud was over us,
washing the holy Body as if it was blessed dew from the Father.