Friday, March 21, 2008

Station 12

Jesus speaks to Mary and John

John 19:25b-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.


Dear Mom,

I’m sorry you had to see me like this. I couldn’t allow things to keep going like they were. It was unbearable. The hate, the fighting, the greed, the destruction, the prejudice, the bigotry. It wasn’t worth it.

Know you raised me right and that I love you. This isn’t because of you. It’s because of my father.

Don’t be angry or blame him. We talked about it and we’ll all be better off this way. Some day you’ll understand.

John, you’re my best friend. I love you. Please take care of my mom. She’ll need someone with me gone.


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