4. Unalleviated Sorrow.
Think, lastly, that nothing on earth could alleviate the pain of this piercing sword. Neither time that cures all nor hope which can always lull us into the thought that perhaps it will not happen. But it was God's will that it must happen and She knew that fulfillment was inevitable. That is why every day that passed, far from healing the wound, would rather rub it the more, since the moment of tremendous sacrifice was very day drawing nearer.
Yet, inspite of this, far from being frightened, She would day by day generously strengthen Her desire that the dreadful moment should arrive, not only because such was the Will of God, but also for our own salvation and welfare. Her sorrow is great but Her charity and love is greater still. The more She suffers for us, the more Her love grows for us.
[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]