February 8, 2023     11:40 am
123. Week of Fifth Sunday in Lent - Wednesday
By the cross of Jesus stood His mother
          The Lord has been mindful of us.   Psalms 115:12
          By the cross of Jesus stood His mother. It is needless to say what sword now pierced her soul. And there also stood Mary, the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. John also stood there. When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple standing by whom He loved, 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.- Even in the midst of His suffering and death the Saviour did not forget His poor mother. He was mindful of her and provided for her. This is a lesson for children who have parents that are unprovided for. But what is it the Saviour once said? He said: "Who is my mother or my brethren?" And He looked round about on those that sat about Him and said: "Behold My mother and My brethren! For whoever shall do the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." (Mark 3:33-35.) He calls us, who according to God's will believe in Him and are His own and follow Him, His brethren and sisters and mothers. And He is mindful of us. "The Lord has been mindful of us." When we are in need, He is most lovingly mindful of us, and He provides for us. "And as He was in humiliation, so He still is in exaltation." He is still the same kind Saviour. Let every one comfort himself with this, and cast all his cares upon Him.!
          PRAYER: - Your loving heart, O my Saviour, is mindful also of me. This I know, in this I rejoice, in this I comfort myself, and for this I give thanks to You. Yes, You are mindful of us and will bless us, both small and great. Though we should lose all things, yet we will not lose You. Help me, Lord Jesus, to be and remain Your own; then all will be well in time and eternity. And likewise grant me grace that I, who am Your own, may consider all others who are Yours my brethren and sisters and fathers and mothers, and that to the best of my ability I may help them when in need, as You, dear Saviour, would have me do. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
February 8, 2023     11:40 am