Ave Maria Meditations
Mother of Christ, help me to be willing to except the suffering that is a condition of love. Help me accept the grief of seeing those whom I love suffer, and when they die let me share in their death by compassion.
Give me the face that knows Christ in them, and knows that His love is the key to the mystery of suffering. Help me, Blessed Mother, to see with your eyes, to think with your mind, to accept with your will. Help me to believe that it is Christ who suffers in innocent children, and those who die in the flower of life, and those whose death is an act of reparation, and those who are sacrificed for others. Remind me that their suffering is Christ’s love healing the world, and when I suffer for them and with them, I too am given the power of His redeeming love.