Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, "Woman here is your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. John 19:25-27
Many years ago, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, said the following about Jesus and Mary.
I believe that Jesus was made man, joining the human nature with the divine in one person; being conceived by the singular operation of the Holy Ghost, and born of the blessed Virgin Mary, who, as well after as before she brought him forth, continued a pure and unspotted virgin.
In the mystical way that we are all the sinners yelling "Crucify him" and not knowing what we do, we are also the beloved disciple whom Jesus tells, "Here is your mother".
Jesus tells us that Mary is our mother. John Wesley tells Catholics, in a time of great Catholic persecution in England, that Catholics are his brothers and sisters since they equally believe many things including the blessedness of Mary.
Mary who said yes to God and showed us how to say yes to God.
Mary who reminds us that Jesus is human as well as God. Jesus had flesh like our flesh. Jesus took the form of a servant, was born in human form as the perfect imprint of God and that form came into this world through Mary.
Mary sings out the song we all should sing.
My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
Mary receives God into this world with her yes. With Jesus's third word on the Cross, we see that we have, in Mary, a mother who understands our suffering, our pain, as well as our Joy, and still loves us and shows us how to receive God into the world. Jesus tells us to remember Mary. That in Mary, Christ came into the world. When we forget Mary, we forget the humanity of Christ, we forget that God understands who we are, where we are, where we have been, and what we truly need.