Flores for the Immaculate Conception (flaming fiery sword edition – Yikes!)

elijah judas tree

I took this picture on the North-Eastern slope of Mount Carmel, where Elijah killed off hundreds of false prophets. He has the flaming fiery sword of Gen 3,24. The blood-red flowers in the background, like so many drops of blood, are named after the drops of Judas’ own blood. I hesitate to put this picture up, since it seems that then I would be accused of assassinations of false prophets to the FBI! But, that’s O.K. I think they can figure it out.

mary serpentBut are these flowers in such a setting appropriate to give to the Immaculate Conception? Well, look at it this way. Along with her Son, she’s singled out as the warrior of warriors against Satan, when Satan is getting reprimanded in Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between you and the Woman.” Does that mean that she is without mercy, that her Son is without mercy? No. It means she is the greatest warrior against evil alongside her Son.

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  1. Cathe D.

    “Mary is the one who has the deepest knowledge of the mystery of God’s Mercy. She knows how great it is. In this sense, we call her the Mother of Mercy.” (from an encyclical letter of Holy Father John Paul II). We pray: “Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope…” Holy Mother Mary is a warrior against evil she is a ferocious mother protecting her children, that no one may be lost. Aren’t we so fortunate to have such a loving Mother? Father George, I love it when you give Mother flowers!

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