How often do I “lose” Jesus because of sin? How often do I take the easy or sinful path? More often then I would like to admit and it brings me sorrow. Andso I join Mary in her sorrow and ask her to guide me to alwaysseek out God and do God’s Holy Will first and foremost, the way Jesus did when He left His family for those three days.
The angel of God didn’t come to Mary in a dream and say wake Joseph and flee to Egypt because the paranoid ruler is coming after your baby. He visited Joseph. He told Joseph and then Joseph told Mary. And from what we know about Mary she trusted Joseph completely and followed him that night and fled to Egypt.
As we journey with Mary through the seven sorrows that pierce her heart each of us can relate to having our own hearts pierced. As we get closer to the passion of our Lord we can see the way to suffer with joy as only Mary can show us.