15 Mary, Mother of the Risen Lord - Christopher Mendonca

posted Apr 16, 2019, 8:34 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 8:35 AM ]
(A first person account)

I heard my son utter His last words, 'It is accomplished.'

My son, Word of God made flesh, had left me.

I was face to face with my own emptiness, and all alone.

How can this be? I asked myself,

echoing my question to Gabriel, thirty-three years ago,

recalling the words of the prophet Isaiah

that the Word of the LORD would not return to Him empty

without succeeding in what it was sent to do. (Isaiah 55:11)

There were many who came to share my grief.

It was the Sabbath day, but it felt eerily different.

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