Friday, August 14, 2009

Forgiveness.............August 14



"If we pray to the Lord to forgive us,
we ourselves must be forgiving."

St. Polycarp

8 comments:

diddleymaz said...

Yesterdays picture is taken from Jesus washing the feet of peter by Ford Madox Brown painted in the early 1850's

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful thought on forgiveness. Thanks, Micki.

God bless,
Stephanie

Ginny said...

I feel very obtuse for asking it, but what is that circle-y thing?

Thanks in advance!

Marina said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Micki said...

diddleymaz - Thanks for the update.

Stephanie - I think we all need these little reminders to keep us remembering our goal of forgiving others. I sure do.

Ginny - I was wondering the same thing. Good question.

Marina - I'll say "thank you" for the artist.

Patricia Cecilia said...

From my studies of Christian iconography through the centuries, I believe the "circle-y thing" is the lady's conical hat and veil, which she has removed and laid at Our Lord's feet to symbolize repenting of vanity or worldliness. See the 'thought image' inside it of her face in the conical hat? The 'thought image' is the clue. No modest "proper lady" would remove her head-covering. (It's a fascinating example of holy card art. As ever, thank you, Micki.)

Micki said...

Patricia Cecilia - THANK YOU. I never thought we would get an answer to "what is the round thing". How typical, if one only knew, that she would remove her hat in the humility gesture of praying before Christ. I guess we just are not used to seeing long veil-y hats. You are a gem....thanks.

Ginny said...

Thank you, Patricia!

That makes a lot of sense.