She suffered many other sorrows and even witnessed her Son's execution by crucifixion.
She was taken to heaven to be Queen of heaven and earth.
Before this Christmas, we need to pray with Mary: "May it be done to me according to Your word" (Lk 1:38). The effects of this prayer will be:
We will repent and forgive.
We will meet Christ in a deep and personal way this Christmas.
Our lives will change.
We will tell people about Jesus and His love.
We will be persecuted.
We'll be awed by Christ's love and surprised at His works.
We will become servants, even slaves, of Christ (see Lk 1:38 in Greek).
Pray with Mary as Mary prayed before the Incarnation. "Mary" Christmas!
Prayer: Father, may I love You as Mary does.
Promise: "I will be a Father to him, and he shall be a son to Me." —2 Sm 7:14
Praise: "O come, Desire of nations."
Nihil obstat: Reverend David L. Zink, June 12, 2002
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 13, 2002
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