Daily Word Of God

Saturday, 15th September,2018
Our Lady of Sorrows
Lk 2:33-35

As the father and mother of Jesus stood wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed - and a sword will pierce your soul too -- so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’ 

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Simeon blessed Mary and Joseph and prophesied the sufferings that both Mary and her child would undergo. 

  • Mary was given the blessedness of being the mother of the Son of God.  That blessedness included a sword that would pierce her heart when her Son would die on the cross.  Mary received both a crown of joy and a cross of sorrow.

  • Mary’s joy was not diminished by her sorrow because of her faith, hope, and trust in God and His promises.  Pray that like Mary, you would be able to bear any sorrow or pain with renewed faith, hope and trust in God. 

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