The Mother Of Christ by Father Vassall-Phillips Part 121.


King Solomon, the son of David and Bethsabee, in consequence of the wisdom which he received as a special gift from Heaven, is a type of the Everlasting Wisdom, the Son of Mary. Of Bethsabee we read that she entered the Presence Chamber of Solomon to make a request for one who had entreated her to speak for him to the King. " And the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne, and a throne was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand. And she said to him : ' I desire one small petition of thee; do not put me to confusion.' And the king said to her : ' My mother, ask, for it is not right that I should turn away thy face.' " Solomon did not always act according to the tenor of his words, but his words are full of the truest wisdom, and as such are recorded in the Holy Scripture. It is not right that a son should turn away his mother's face. Jesus, who " has regard to the face of His Saints," will refuse nothing to His Mother, who once shared the chalice of His sufferings and is now exalted and crowned on " the Throne which is set for the King's Mother on His Right Hand."