Fourth Station of the Cross

Aside

Jesus Meets His Mother. Think of those mothers staring at their wounded children. Those suffering through the harsh effects of malnutrition, or through the pains of an easily treated illness. Think of those mothers who suffer for their children, especially those who witness the suffering of a helpless child knowing that they can be saved. It is the torment of knowing that their child’s suffering can be prevented, but the means of relief are out of reach for her. It is the anguish of witnessing suffering helplessly. It is not for lack of desire these mothers witness their children’s suffering. They simply lack the ability to ease their child’s pain. Mothers stare helplessly at their suffering children every day in this world.

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