The Sorrow of Mary
We are at the penultimate day of our advent journey with Mary, we've seen her through from the annunciation to the start of the church. We've walked with her, laughed with her and cried with her.
The image I've chosen for today speaks to me of the sorrow of being Mary. She had so much to deal with, more sorrow than any mother should face; but she coped, made it through. In fact she did so much more than survive, she thrived and never turned her back on God and His plan.
Today with news of the earthquake in Christchurch in New Zealand, we are reminded of the sorrows of our world. We experience sadness, fear, loss and desperation. But like Mary we can survive with God's help.
Prayer of the day
Father we bring before you all those who are in sorrow today and we ask that you comfort them and help them find their way through the darkness. Amen