Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Virgin a Day: Day Nine



Our Lady of the Linoleum Forest - created on Polyvore by MeriMagic



One of the things that makes Our Lady so approachable
is her humanity.

She was a mother, laboring through natural childbirth, 
raising children, watching at least one of them
 die before her.

She followed the dictates of her husband,
even if it meant riding a donkey to his village
of origin to be enumerated in a census
when she was near her date of confinement.

Though she is exalted by those who wove her mythology 
(scant as it is) into the texts that became scripture
as an extraordinary woman,
a woman above all others,
what those who seek her blessings see
is her humanity.

She is, and was, one of us.

While we know little of her life
 beyond the bare facts recited,
we are assured that -- 
in the 2000 plus years since her death--
she has worked countless miracles.

How can that be,
if she is one of us?

Each of us is a spark of the divine,
capable of miracles.

Only by denying our divinity,
our inherent creative potential,
do we lose our capacity for the miraculous.

11 comments:

rebecca said...

your words today resound deeply within me, your illustration just as captivating. i want to run across the checkerboard of life and jump into her limitless arms.

gma said...

We are connected by way of that divine spark of light within each of us....creating one great light

foxysue said...

Special, really special, thanks Meri, for your creative persona and for not hiding your beautiful light. x

Delphyne said...

How can that be,
if she is one of us?

Each of us is a spark of the divine,
capable of miracles.

Only by denying our divinity,
our inherent creative potential,
do we lose our capacity for the miraculous.

True, true and true again. This should be on a prayer card - made by you!

Lizbethem said...

Another fabulous post, Meri! I agree with Delphyne about the prayer card.

Paula Scott said...

So eloquent and profound! Yes, she has worked countless miracles-thank God that we have her-one of us.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wondrous post and beautifully creative image of 'Our Lady' ~ blessings to you ~


(A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ~ Artmusedog ^_^

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I like this image very much. Your words are always spot on......thank you!
Ruby

Priti.Lisa said...

Your post today moved me and I waited to comment, hoping the words to convey my feelings would come to me.
But I am speechless. And can only say. my admiration of you just keeps growing♥

Gloria said...

Loved reading your words and seeing this new image. Thank you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If there had been linoleum in Mary's day, I'm sure she would have gotten weary of scrubbing off the footprints! (Oh, that Jesus Boy!)

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