Why do we call Mary our Mother of Mercy?
We call Mary our Mother of Mercy for several important reasons. Please Click on the above links for a complete expose.
A grand reason we call Mary our Mother of Mercy is because she is the Mother of Jesus, and Jesus is the very Fountain of Mercy - the Divine Mercy. As his mother, Mary literally gave Jesus his body which was broken for us, and, as a result, his blood that was poured out for us to redeem us from sin. Jesus entrusted his mother, Mary, to John, the "disciple whom he loved" as his final gift from the Cross to his Church. Now, each of us is the disciple whom he loved. Jesus entrusts his mother to us today, if only we will receive his gift of Mercy.
“Entrustment” speaks of our response to Our Lord Jesus entrusting his mother to us from the Cross as his final gift. Each of us is the disciple whom he loved:
"When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. " (John 19:26-27 DRV)
In response today, we are to take Mary to us, into our inner life, into all that concerns us – our joys, sorrows, hopes and fears, plans and activities. “When we let Mary into our lives, entrusting ourselves to her care, she intercedes for us, consoles us, and gives us courage and strength to unite ourselves more fully to Jesus’ own consecration of himself for the life of the world.” (Gaitley, 33 Days to Morning Glory, p 116)
May the Lord bless you and keep you, strengthen you and encourage you, and fill you with a knowledge of his Word and his will with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Amen.
Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!