Mary, did you know?
This is a wonderful reflection on the mystery of Mary. I am moved to tears every time I watch it. We are told in Scripture that 'Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart', Luke 2:19. In Zeferelli's Jesus of Nazareth, there is a scene where Mary's mother exclaims in wonderment when she realises that her daughter will be going to Bethlehem and will have the child there. 'The prophecy!', she cries. But Mary is silent. Both Mary and Joseph must have known that Jesus was going to be an extraordinary man and it must have been an overwhelming time for them. Angels visited them, in person and in dreams, prophecies were spoken over them and shepherds and kings visited.
Mary, did you know? It's a wonderful question and I believe that Mary shows us what wisdom it is to be slow to speak when we have a revelation from God. He does need any help from us, but just quiet obedience.
(Please note that there are graphic crucifixion scenes from The Passion in this video.)