Reflection 5: “Mary’s Motherhood”
Encyclical Redemptoris Mater “Mother of the Redeemer”
Encyclical Reflection 2
Redemptoris Mater, 45
“Now, Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood. For each child is generated in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child. Each child is surrounded in the same way by that maternal love on which are based the child’s development and coming to maturity as a human being.
Jesus Christ has given to us Mary to be our spiritual mother. She ‘cooperates’ with God to lead you into a ‘maturity’ of faith. Take a moment right now to invite her into your heart and today’s journey with Christ. Your ‘mother’ awaits you!
Pray: Mary, I entrust my life to you as my ‘spiritual Mother’. Embrace me with your motherhood of God’s grace and love.