When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son.’

John 19:26

The bond between a mother and her child can be so special. For Mary and Jesus, this bond was unique. We can only imagine Mary’s anguish as she stood at the cross looking up at her son. And for Jesus? Even to breathe was an agony. To speak was almost unendurable, yet he did speak. He spoke the words that would ensure a loving home for his mother for the rest of her natural life.

Daily Reading: Matthew 14:22-36