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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

"Woman, behold thy son... Behold thy mother."

At the Annunciation, Mary became the Mother of God.

It wasn't until Jesus spoke to her from the cross, though, that she truly became the New Eve, the mother of all those who have eternal life in Christ.

At the Annunciation, the angel was sent to Mary's house.

She had to choose to be at the foot of her Son's cross, though. A natural act for a mother, but one that bore the fruit of the spiritual motherhood of the whole family of God's chosen.

To become sons and daughters of Mary, which is to say brothers and sisters of Jesus, we too must choose to be at the foot of her Son's cross.