The Journey Station 4

Jesus meets his mother

‘Now, there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, 
and his mother’s sister, Mary of Clopas and Mary Magdalene.’

John 19 v 25

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. The joys of parenting are always accompanied by fears, borne of the love to protect children from pain, sadness and suffering.  
  2. Take a moment to imagine Mary, yourself, a parent, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who stands in support of another. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘Parents can only give good advice or put children on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.’ Anne Frank 
  2. ‘There are two gifts we can give our children; roots and wings.’ Goethe
  3. ‘Train up a child in the way they should go; and even when they are old, they will not depart from it.’ Proverbs 22 v 6

Biblical Wisdom to Support you
on Your Journey

‘For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, 
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.’

Psalm 139 v 13-15