You are not alone

Sometimes things go terribly wrong.  It’s bad enough when it happens to us.  But when it happens to someone we love, and we can’t do anything about it?  If anything, it’s even worse. 

Today is the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  And that sounds like it would be just depressing.  But if you’re hurting, seeing Good Friday through Mary’s eyes tells you something about Christianity. 

That this is a faith for all the times, good and bad.  The times when none of it makes any sense.  When life just hurts. 

And right at the worst, you find someone who’s been there. 

That’s what today is about.  No matter how bad it gets, there’s someone who gets it.  Because she’s been there, just like you.  You are not alone.