Closing the wounds of our neighbor
Instead of trying to reopen the wound by throwing vinegar on it, we should instead try to soften and close it with the oil of charity and repair our fault with more love and faithfulness to the Lord.
Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified (Mariam Baouardy)
Chapter 3, Charity
Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own
Marie de Jésus-Crucifié & Buzy, D 1993, Pensées, Éditions du Serviteur, Chiry-Ourscamp (BP 8, 60138).
Featured image: Miracle of the Hat (The Reconciliation of the Litigants) (PESSCA 2416B) is an oil on canvas painting by the late 18th-century Mexican painter José Joaquín Magón, whose body of work is primarily religious in nature and found in various churches in Puebla, Mexico. He was commissioned to paint a cycle of six oil on canvas paintings of the life of Saint John of the Cross for installation in the Discalced Carmelite church in Puebla. All six of his artworks correspond to early 18th-century engravings from Spain, as scholars from the Project on the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art (PESSCA) have confirmed through their painstaking research. Although your blogger is unfamiliar with the story of the miracle of the hat, we have asked one of our Discalced Carmelite friars in Puebla to enlighten us all.