IV. Jesus meets his mother
Illustration: Juanita Yoder
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.
Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Look, he is destined for the fall and rise of many in Isreal, destined to be a sign that is opposed - and a sword will pierce your soul too - so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.
Luke 2: 34 - 35