Lent Reflection Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I will never forget you.  Isaiah 49:15

When Jesus was dying on the cross, the scriptures tell us that he saw his mother and “the disciple whom he loved.” (John 19:25-27) The beloved disciple has been considered to be John.  This image calls to mind the great love of our Lord. With nails piercing his hands and feet, Jesus spoke to his friend and said: Behold your mother.

We can easily miss how profound those words of Jesus were.  In essence, Jesus was saying:  “John, take good care of my mom.”

Today, try taking a moment to imagine the Lord looking down on you from the cross.  Know that he understands all your worries and cares.  Hear him say: “I will never forget you…”

How do these words speak to you?

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Nancy Jo Sullivan

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Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.

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