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When I think of Our Lady,
I think of hope.
Of miracles manifesting in unlikely places.
Her image appears in many guises:
on a grilled cheese sandwich,
in colors of a plate glass window,
Any place that people are moved
to look with their hearts.
When I think of Mary,
I think of all the indigenous peoples,
converted to Catholicism by missionaries
(and not always willingly),
who found in the Divine Mother
a source of comfort,
a connection to the fertile earth,
to birth and death,
to the connective force that women represent.
When I contemplate this image of Our Lady,
I imagine her meditating. . .
gathering strength to support all those who lean on her
because she seems more approachable than God.
I suspect that she is creating a blueprint
in her mind of a world at peace,
where there is enough for all,
where Earth is cherished and protected,
where we act on our knowledge
that we are connected to everything,
that we are part of the all there is.
Let her vision become yours.
And today, do what you can
to make it so.
To see more visions of the Virgin,
visit A Virgin a Day.