A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 15 September

Our Lady of Sorrows

Hebrews 5:7-9, Psalm 31, John 19:25-27

Fount of love

Sorrow is part of discipleship. So is obedience to God’s will. So often sorrow comes to me unbidden and when it does I must use sorrow to increase my capacity for love. If I do not, I may be embittered by suffering. Sorrow is not just something that comes when a loved one dies. When I am disappointed and hurt by a loved one’s behaviour, or sorrowed by the way the Church seems at times not to uphold the Gospel, I need to remember that, like Mary ,I am asked to bear these things lovingly and patiently. Offer a special prayer for patience and kindness today.

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