Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
For as long as the Church has been in existence she has prayed and sought the prayers of her members, especially those of our Mother Mary. Today’s verse explains why in a nutshell. The honor, glory, and duty of the Body of Christ is to be like Christ. And Christ is, supremely, the Burden-Bearer. Therefore, those like Him are given strong backs by His Spirit to bear the weight of the members of the Body. Mary’s back, like that of so many glorious peasant women, is very, very strong with the grace of God. So we turn to her and ask her to pray for us as we ask each other to pray. Mother Mary, pray for us!