Today the Church remembers Mary as she stood under the cross of Christ. I like to think of how she still stands there.
We are all a little immune to the tragedy of sin. Immersed in the world, we hardly notice the tiny little rejections of God that pile up around us and in our hearts. But for Mary, a heart that sees clearly what each such rejection is in the big picture, no such immunity is possible. She is "set apart" for God and so is able to grieve truly and fully for us, who set ourselves apart from God daily. A heart that grieves, but only because it is a heart that loves.
Mary, Queen of Sorrows, pray for us.
And here's a little video action to honor Mary. I thought it appropriate to showcase some ladies who have set themselves apart from God in order to love more like Mary.