From the Hymn AKATHISTOS to the Mother of God:
"Rejoice, Mother of the Lamb and the Shepherd:
Rejoice, fold of rational sheep!
Rejoice, torment of invisible enemies:
Rejoice, opening of the gates of Paradise!"
From the saints:
"Before dying Jesus offered to the apostle John that which was most precious to him: his Mother, Mary who at the foot of the cross, in John, accepted all of humanity in her heart." (Saint Juan Pablo II).
To meditate on:
How can you not accept this precious gift from Jesus. There are so many who do not know her, they have not understood what this gesture of Jesus means. And you? Have you thought of it? Think how hard it is for us to give to another something we like or something that is valuable to us. St. John Paul II says that he gave to the apostle, and in him to all of us, that which was most precious to him: his Mother.
Spend the whole day giving Jesus thanks for this great gift.