Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
June 01, 2020 - Monday
Gospel: John 19 : 25- 34
“Woman, behold your son......Son , behold your Mother.”
Today, we observe the Solemnity of the Holy Mother as Mother of the Church. When Jesus was in his last moments on the Cross, Jesus bequeaths His own Mother to John and the other Apostles. They found comfort that she is with them after Jesus died, and Mary is now mother to them tooand thus to us too.
We know that as the Mother of God, she sits close to Her Son, whispers to Him our pleas, and intercedes for our needs. We seek comfort in her presence in our lives when we have no one to run to. She has proven time and time again, during crises, disasters, wars or pandemics, that she can be our source of strength and refuge.
Let us continue to honor her, to be faithful, and devoted to her, just like she has been faithful to us. Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.