My Jesus, it was a great sorrow to realize Your pain caused Mary so much grief.
As Redeemer, You wanted her to share in Your pain for mankind.
When You glanced at each other in unutterable suffering, what gave you both the courage to carry on without the least alleviation – without anger at such injustice?
It seems as if you desired to suffer every possible pain to give me an example of how to suffer when my time comes.
What a humiliation for You when Your mother saw you in such a pitiable state – weak – helpless – at the mercy of sinful men – holiness exposed to evil in all hideousness.
Did every moment of that short encounter seem like an eternity?