Jesus Meets his Mother

The appearance of Mary as Jesus carries his cross must have been reassuring. Or humiliating. There is not much said about their relationship in the Bible accept that Jesus rejected his family when told she was waiting for him. But, in my mind, I see Mary being a reassuring presence.

What must it have been like to see her son like this? She knew he was blessed but how far had she come since the magnificat?

  “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”

–Luke 1:47-55

Had he been successful in her eyes? I know he felt responsible to God, his father, but how much responsibility did he feel towards Mary, his mother?

Much more to be said about this, I think.


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