Your mother’s grief is heart-rending when your life-less body is laid in her arms.
I must also part from those I love and behold them as they lie in death or as they wave good-bye.
Help me also to let go and thus to discover new life which will dawn.
As Mary shared in your Passion, so I want to be united with you in all that I have to endure.
And thus may a multitude of souls be brought to you.
―from The Way of Love by Fr Johan Strydom