This post is in honor of the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to Our Lady in this Easter Season.
According to an ancient tradition, the very first one to see the Resurrected Jesus was His Mother. That makes sense to me. Our Lady stood at the foot of the Cross of her Son—Whom she knew to be God. So great was her grief that Saints have called her the Queen of Martyrs. How appropriate then that Jesus would give His Mother joy on Easter before anyone else!
During my retreat I meditated on this meeting. I’d like to share:
 When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
“Shalom Mother!” Jesus walks through the wall.
“My Son and my God!” Our Lady falls to her knees…then she gets up and runs over to Him.
He shows His Mother His wounds—“I will have these for eternity! He takes her by the hand and sits down with her.
“I told you I would make all things new!
The curse is destroyed!”
[Jesus makes references to His Mother as the New Eve, the Woman of Genesis 3:15]
“You have persevered with me in my trials! The sword has passed through your heart and the thoughts of many were revealed. Thank you for saying yes!”
The ecstatic joy of this reunion is very real.
“You are now their Mother as much as you are mine! Strengthen my disciples…”
It is so pleasant a meeting, so joyful a conversation that I want to be a part of it. After all, I’m actually there!
Jesus, to me: “you will be in the heavenly races—get ready! breakin’ [see ‘breakdancing’] in heaven? Our Father will hold you to it!”
Mary, to me: “I love you my son—He gave you to me, he gave me to you!”