Oh, to be like her . . .
I’ve been thinking about how I would answer my own query at the end of yesterday’s post, and one thing that immediately came to mind that brings beauty into my own life is a little photo album of art prints and such that I have collected. For many of them I have an accompanying quote on the facing page. Often I use it as an accompaniment in prayer, a source of meditation. One example of this can be found here. And here is another example:
I find this image of Mary quite beautiful. Its title is Mary, the Mother and Consolation of the Grieving. The following is the poem I have placed opposite it:
THE POOL OF GOD
There was nothing in the Virgin’s soul
that belonged to the Virgin–
no word, no thought, no image, no intent.
She was a pure, transparent pool reflecting
God, only God.
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