Jesus spoke to his mother, but Peter was not beside him and Mary. Jesus asked John to care for his mother.
Scripture references: Peter a long way off: Luke 22:54-55; 23:49; Mary and John at the Cross: John 19: 25-27; Peter’s mother-in-law: Matthew 3:14-15.
I was not there, not really there. Back in the crowd I was.
I don’t think he could even see me, and no way could I hear his gasping words, but young John was there, John was listening closely.
Jesus knew John was there, and his mother, Mary. He told John to care for her.
I would have done it.
Didn’t he care for my mother-in-law?
I let him down again.
Let us pray for everyone caring for other people’s parents, and their own; for adoptive and foster children and parents, and for all who work with children.