Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The focus is on Mary

This is the full window from the main chapel at Maryknoll. The pictures were taken with my Palm Treo so they are not the best, but, pun intended, you get the picture.
The young couple is in the center under a chupah. Off center to the right is Jesus and beneath him is the servant filling the last of the water jars. Our Blessed Lady is the clear focus for this window and the words, in Latin"Quodcumque dixerit vobis, facite", are her words to the servants: "Do whatever he tells you"". (Jn. 2:5) I'm told that those words are inscribed on Cardinal Sean O'Malley's ring.
I've always held them in a special place in my own life as well. Our Mother is telling us to do whatever Her Son, our Brother tells us. "Whatever" is a tall order! And Mary's words mean that He will speak to us and ask us to listen. Then there's that tiny word "do" so small and yet so powerful. Mary's words for us to live by and love by.