chris made me open an early Christmas present a few weeks ago. he
went and bought the two of us tickets to rome. he felt we needed
something to look forward to.
i am so excited to go- i've never needed a passport for a trip before.
there is one thing i want to see when i am there. michelangelo's
pieta. there is something so moving about the image of mary holding
her son's limp lifeless body. it touches me. sometimes instead of
cracking open my pieta prayer book i just stare at the picture on the
cover. i just think of her. how she must have suffered. the
catholic church calls her the coredemptrix- and i can totally
understand that now. how much of a role her suffering played-how much
of a role OUR suffering plays in the salvation of others. we are one
body. one body in Christ. our suffering is His.