St. Paul of the Cross (1694~1774) said, "Meditate often on
the sorrows of the Holy Mother, sorrows inseparable from those of her
beloved Son. If you seek the
Cross, there you will find the Mother, and where the Mother is, there also
is the Son."
God, Who is the Infinite Love, has
created human beings and invited them to His Bosom, but humans have resisted
His invitation, seeking their own agenda and the vain things in the world, and
have alienated themselves from God. Instead of practicing true love, they have trampled each other to
achieve their selfish goals.
In order to save
the human beings who turned their backs to Him, God sent His Own Son to the
world so that He might offer reparations for their sins through His suffering
and death on the Cross.
Thus, by relying
on the merits of the Savior's shedding His Blood and observing His Commandment
of Love, we can regain eternal life.
However, the great majority of people still shun God's plan of human
salvation, continuing to wander in darkness and wasting their precious
time. The human society has become
flooded with selfishness, hatred, violence, obscenity, abortions, and
still have a sure hope, because the Blessed Mother, who is the Mother of the
Savior and our Heavenly Mother, is offering up the prayers of tears to God
unceasingly and, at the same time, imploring and helping us shedding tears and
tears of blood to repent and reform our lives.
God has willed
that a mother be a great gift for us from Him and be an important instrument of
His Love for us. It can be said that
the most sacrificial and unconditional love in this world is the mother's
love. As God was sending His Own Won to
the world, He entrusted the conception, birth, and upbringing of the Savior to
the Virgin Mary, who thus was the instrument of God's Love for the Savior.
God has also given the Blessed Mother to all
His children as their true Mother so that they may be saved and protected from
moral corruption and dangers and be nurtured with love and truth. God has filled the Blessed Mother with His
graces so that she may channel them abundantly to all His children.
The Blessed Mother continues to shed tears and tears
of blood while looking at her Son suffering on the Cross and, at the same time,
at us who are in constant danger of falling into sins and often refuse to
repent our sins. It is possible that we
are ignorant of our true miserable conditions and feel self-confident and
complacent. It is possible that our
hearts become hardened and our spiritual eyes become blind. However, the Blessed Mother, who is in close
union with God and is always filled with boundless love, can clearly see our
hearts devoid of true love and, instead, filled with the things that are vain and
superficial. That is why she is trying
to melt and purify our hardened hearts with her immaculate motherly love. If we bend our proud egos and humbly entrust
ourselves to the loving hands of the Blessed Mother, she will surely transform
us into the faithful children of God.
Thus, we can surely lead a life of love, wiping away the Blessed
Mother's tears of blood and turning her sorrows into joys.