I know it is right during Lent to consider Jesus as we prepare to commemorate His atonement and resurrection. But did you ever wonder what his mother, Mary, must have gone through – wondering what was going to happen to her perfect Son? What must the ponderings of her heart have been, as it approached the piercing prophesied by Simeon.
Thank God that in the sobriety and even the sorrow of Lent we realize that we have a God who knows us in every human experience, even our pain. Through Mary we observe how to bear patiently through our pain with faith and courage.
As Lent culminates we explore these themes through conversation, Scripture and poetry. Pull up a chair and join me in a lively conversation around Mary’s table with Aliyah Lauren Jacobs, author of the novel Yehudit and host of the South African podcast ‘Heart Beat’.