your mother sees you carrying your cross, and she can feel every one of your wounds.
What profound expression of pain and love must have been in her eyes as you met on the way to Golgotha.
A sword indeed pierced her heart, and you knew that she shared your agony.
We often have to watch the pain of our loved ones also, their griefs, heartaches, and illness.
Others have to watch my pain.
Your mother’s suffering caused you pain, and yet her loving presence strengthened you.
May we always have the support of the loving presence of our loved ones when we need them most.
―from The Way of Love by Fr Johan Strydom