During these last days of Lent, I am trying to think of how Our Lady felt as the time drew near for all that Jesus has said about how he was to suffer and die on a cross. This is her Son and she has raised him, taught him his first prayers, washed his face and fed him. As any growing boy, Jesus would have scrapped his knees, lost his baby teeth, learned whatever games the children played; he grew up being a normal boy. Paul tells us that Jesus was like us in all things except sin.
Mary now knows the end is near. She waits and prays and loves.
I guess that is what we should also be doing during these last days of Lent. Let us love one another with the love that Jesus loves us. Mary will help us do this each day.