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John 19:25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Dismas Reflection:

It  seemed like forever hanging there waiting to die.  I could feel myself getting weaker moment by moment, even the pain was fading away.  The sky was getting darker, even though it was only midday.

I believed God might be angry and rightfully so.  I had heard Jesus talking.  It was to his mother.  I saw how much this hurt her.  To see her son put to death, knowing his innocence.  He also talked to his followers.  I’m not sure, but I think he asked someone to care for his mother. Even close to death , Jesus thought of his mothers’ well being, how wonderful, how powerful his love for her was.

Reflection Question:

Jesus, who are our brothers and sisters?  Are we truly all part of God’s family?

With St. Dismas we pray:

Dear God, assist me to embrace all of my brothers and sisters and grant me a tender touch for those who need a helping hand and a caring heart. May I be a sign of your peace and love to all.

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