I love today’s Gospel. Jesus illustrates how much he loves his mother and his disciple. He commends his mother to the care of John. This is a beautiful gesture of love and trust. It also illustrates how despite immense suffering, Jesus continues to put others ahead of his own concerns. Jesus never stops giving.
How can I follow Jesus’ footsteps and put the concerns of others ahead of my own? How can I become a person like the disciple that Jesus entrusted his mother to?
Jesus, help me to follow your example and become selfless so that I may tend to the needs of others ahead of my own. Guide me on this journey so others will know that you are present in my life. Amen.
Lorrie Lane Dyer is a facilitator for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation with the University of Dayton as well as religious education and parish coordinator. She is working on her Masters of Leadership Development, with a focus in Military Chapel programs at St. Mary of the Woods College. Her faith provides her with inspiration for many of her poetry collections, columns and short stories.
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