My wife, in her most recent blog post, was reflecting on the challenges Mary must have faced as a mother to Jesus. Here is what she wrote about it:
“I have been reflecting a lot on Christ’s birth in a new way this Christmas. Having recently given birth to my favorite little boy just a few short months back, I can’t help but imagine what Mary must have felt giving birth to her favorite little boy. To look at her child and know He was sent to save this world of sinners. I can’t even wrap my head around it. She didn’t even try to selfishly protect him from his fate, but she submitted to the Lord and raised her child to fulfill his divine purpose. How hard a mothering task she had.”
If you want to read her whole post, you can right here.