No mother should have to watch her son die. Crucifixion was the most brutal of executions—described as agony and horror, the mother of Jesus undoubtably found it unbearable to behold.
It is for certain that Mary was well acquainted with the emotions of her Son. She knew when He was happy and she could tell, even from a distance, when He was suffering. Jesus’ mother had been with Him on many occasions when He had fallen and scraped is knees. She had mended His cuts and held Him in her arms when He was in pain. When Jesus was giving His life for all of us, Mary stood at the foot of His cross, and it is certain that she suffered personal torment as she watched her son die such a horrible death. Continue reading “What Part Did Mary Play in the Redemption of Man?”
There are two errors that the Christian church has made regarding Mary, the mother of Jesus.
One, an overemphasis of her correct role in the Salvation that Jesus has brought to the whole world.
Two, an underemphasis of her value and honor as a wonderful servant of the Lord.
No mother should have to watch her son die by crucifixion. The most brutal of executions, the agony and horror of death on a cross was unbearable. It is for certain that Mary was well acquainted with the emotions of her Son. She knew when He was happy, and she could tell, even from a distance, when He was suffering intensely. Mary had been there with Jesus time and time again when He had fallen and hurt Himself. She had mended His cuts and held Him in her arms on numerous occasions when He was in pain. Jesus mother stood at the foot of the cross when her Son suffered and died. The affliction of her soul, as she agonized through the 24 hours of her Son’s arrest, beating, and crucifixion, was greater than any other person who watched Jesus die. Continue reading “Errors of the Catholic Church: Mary as Co-Redemptrix”