Mary’s Son totally loves you and embraces you with His mercy, His Infinite Grace, making the distress, ripped-apartness, emptiness, grief that you can often know… making all that into an intercessory prayer for the whole Church, for all mothers. Thank you for you very powerful present fidelity.
Your present fidelity in being the tiniest children of the Lord is a prayer which ascends to the throne of the Most High, who is right with you. You may feel that you are sometimes in hell, but is that not where our Lord has called all of us to Himself when He Himself was lifted up amidst all hell broken loose on Calvary, lifted up on the Cross, giving Him a vantage point to see all hell before Him, and us in that hell, that He might better drag us to Himself? Yes. He doesn’t sheild us from all this. He lets us see what we are being dragged through that we might give up trusting in ourselves and, as the littlest children, look just to Him.
And then we notice… wow… how good and kind He is to take us to Himself amidst all the hell of this world. Yikes!
There is no sin that any one can ever commit that is greater than the tender mercies of Mary’s Son. He brings us to Himself with enthusiasm, with joy. Do we see darkness? Sure. That is what He is dragging us through. Don’t run from the darkness. It will be there. Instead, look through the darkness and see the light which is dissipating that darkness. He is light. He is life.
I don’t say “Happy Mothers’ Day” so much as “Have a most blessed Mothers’ Day”, for you, in your present difficulties, are in labor pains of another kind, of intercessory prayer for the whole Church, for all mothers everywhere. And we all thank you for your present fidelity, with your entire lives of intercession.
A favorite video, the pictures of which were added by a post-abortive woman, who looks to our Lord amist sometimes great darkness: