THE FOURTH STATION
JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
+ We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
Continue with Me for a few moments, and a few steps ahead you will see Me in the presence of My holy mother.
Her heart pierced by pain.
She comes out to meet Me for two reasons.
One is to give herself more strength to suffer at the sight of her Son and God.
And with her heroic attitude, it gives her Son encouragement to continue His work of Redemption.
Consider the martyrdom of these two Hearts.
What My mother loves the most is her Son… She cannot ease My pain and she knows that her visit will make My sufferings much worse.
However, her presence will increase My strength to fulfill the Will of the Father.
My mother is My most beloved being on earth, and I know I cannot console her.
The sad state in which she sees Me causes her heart a suffering as deep as Mine.
She allows a sob to escape.
She receives in her heart the death that I am suffering in My body.
O, how her eyes are fixed on Me and Mine on her!
We do not utter a single word, but Our Hearts say many things in this painful gaze.
† Jesus, most obedient, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.