Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,
and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved
he said to his mother,

Woman, behold, your son.

Then he said to the disciple,

Behold, your mother.

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

— John 19:25-27

The peace of the Lord be with you. The cross of Jesus makes us one, united in his sacrifice. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, the tribes of Israel are called back and we are a single family again — as was intended from the beginning of time in the garden of Eden.

Today, with all the division, it is hard to see this supernatural reality. This happens as we wander further away from the love God — who is our common point of origin, who gives our humanity its dignity.

Through the grace of God, may we work for unity and equality for all our human family. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Tuesday, September 15, 2020