Standing by the cross of Jesus
were his mother and his mother’s sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas,
and Mary of Magdala.
When Jesus saw his mother
and the disciple there whom he loved
he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour
the disciple took her into his home.
I have been crucified with Christ, and the life I live now is not my own, it is Christ living in me; oh I still live my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me. (Saint Paul, Galatians 2:19-20)
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high,
how passing thought and fantasy,
that God, the Son of God
should give himself for love of me.
(Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)