A Mom’s Reflection about Holy Week…..

Elizabeth Anne Herro Dowdy

Travis Tank This week, we prepare to enter Holy Week and reflect on Christ’s journey to the cross, His suffering and His glorious resurrection.  This Easter season has been different for me, because for the first time in my life I have been reflecting about Jesus’ mother, Mary.  You see I can relate to Mary this Easter because she too lost an adult child, not much older than Elizabeth.  Before we go any further, let me state up front that I understand the significance of her son being Jesus, Emmanuel, Prince of Peace, the Alpha and the Omega, and I am in no way trying to compare my Lord’s sacrifice to the home going of Lizz and the boys.  I am simply reflecting this season that Jesus was fully God and yet fully man and because of that He had an earthly mother who bore, raised and loved him as her child.  So, this Easter season I contemplate about how did Mary grieve and heal.  Did Jesus prepare His mother…

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