“The Lord is with you”. He is with the Blessed Mother. He is with me too and we with Him.
There are different degrees of being with the Lord or for that matter with anyone. The Blessed Mother was with Him and He with her. She was with Jesus while in the womb and then in proximate intimacy at Nazareth while Jesus was yet a child. The degree of intimacy would have matured as the days went by.
I join her in the journey to the Cross – a journey of intimacy that is at the deepest, sans consolation, warm feelings or effusive expressions of love. We have it all here: Prayer, union and even contemplation at its best.
Fr. Siri Oscar Abayaratne.