The Life of Mary (13): Looking Carefully

There is so much more to each moment than we will ever know. While I can’t take all of life in, I can try to look closely at what is right in front of me.

Magi visits Jesus and Mary by Jill K H Geoffrion
Magi offers gold to Jesus

My Prayer:

May I love others with my eyes.

Mary watches Jesus by Jill K H Geoffrion
Mary watching Jesus interact with the Magi

Scriptural Touchstones:

Then, opening their treasure chests, the Magi offered Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2: 11b (NRSV)

Magi offers gold to Jesus by Jill K H Geoffrion
Magi offers gold to Jesus who is on Mary’s lap

Invitation To Pray:

Bring to mind and heart someone who needs your love. If using your eyes were the only way you could pray, how would you? Do so!

Photos:

Magi visits Jesus and Mary by Jill K H Geoffrion
Jesus with one of the Magi

A Magi kneels before Jesus (on his mother’s lap) in the Life of the Virgin Window (1217-1220) in the south choir ambulatory at the Chartres Cathedral in France. This scene is on the right side of the seventh row from the bottom/third row from the top.

Life of Mary Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

Other Posts in This Series:
Life of Mary (1): Mary’s Birth
Life of Mary (2) Mary’s First Bath
Life of Mary (3): Willing
Life of Mary (4): The Word
Life of Mary (5): Surprise!
Life of Mary (6): Wedding
Life of Mary (7): Yes
Life of Mary (8): Friendship
The Nativity: Animal Companions
Life of Mary (9): Announcement to the Shepherds
Life of Mary (10): The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Life of Mary (11): Fear
Life of Mary (12): Caught in the Middle

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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