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May 21 2018 – Scripture Reading Reflection

Gospel JN 19:25-34

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there 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 into his home. After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I thirst." There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. Now since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately Blood and water flowed out.


Mother Mary, we run to you

You were given to us to behold

“Behold, your mother” said Jesus

Jesus, teach us to do what we’re told

Subtle and gentle, she is always present

Present to help us in our daily trials

Trials with purpose permitted by God

God still loves us, even with our denials

Must we give Him vinegar when He cries “I Thirst”?

Thirst for all the lost souls, especially the lukewarm

Lukewarm in faith needs a mother’s loving touch

Touch of pure love, so our will may conform

Without a doubt, His mercy still flows

Flows through every fiber of Our Mother

Mother Mary, keep us close to thee

Thee is full of grace, there is no other

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