THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS TAKEN FROM THE CROSS AND GIVEN TO HIS MOTHER
Mary as My Mother was the first human being to hold me, and rightly to Her I was given when taken down from the Cross. The smiling baby at the beginning of this journey of love and mercy for you, now the deceased adult, once more in her arms [St. Matthew 27:57-66; St. Mark 15:42-47; St. Luke 23: 50-56; St. John 19:38-42].
O Holy Mother of Priests, Totus Tuus!
In this moment remember life on earth is a journey from the doorway of birth in time and history to the great door into eternal life, eternal love.
I am with you so no need to rush.
Death will come naturally at a time My Father allows for each person. Sometimes the death of a young person, or the way someone dies, even the death of a very old person, seems unreal, certainly if it is someone you love who dies it can be very hard to face.
Have no fear.
I am with you and I am with everyone at the moment of their death. No one really dies alone. [St. John 14:104]