Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Our Lady of Sorrows--September 15th
Many people are put off by the image of Our Lady of Sorrows, but I think it shows that Our Lady was very much a "person of the earth". She was a young woman, pregnant out of wedlock, uprooted from her home, much like the poor widow in Jesus' parable--an unlikely candidate for God's grace.
Before we judge another--before we judge ourselves--as being "too" anything for God, remember the poor widow, and Mary, who were doing God's will even as they were being ostracized by their fellow human beings.
Jesus was very much a savior of all, and his choice of birth place and mother reflect that. He could not abide prejudice or snobbery and chose a lowly teenager from the first century to bring Him into the world.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us when we cannot pray for ourselves!