Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Brake-Man goes on the hunt edition)


The “Flower Lady” of the parish came over to the rectory and moved Brake-Man (welded together from parts of brakes) a few feet over into some other flowers. Within just a day or two I see that he’s being covered over with quickly growing vines. He’s a representation of Adam in his post-original-sin condition, Adam, who put the brakes on the glory of God’s creation. Yet, with the promise of redemption and the grace of enmity over against Satan, the ancient dragon, the fallen Oracle, there’s Adam now hunting for flowers to present to the Mother of the Redeemer mentioned in Genesis 3:15, the Immaculate Conception. Good for him, not taking himself so seriously, not beating himself down so much that he can’t see that her Divine Son loves him so very much, but instead taking the enthusiasm of the Redeemer and His good mom seriously, that is, seriously enough to, you know, pick a flower for the Immaculate Conception. Were you Mary, would you accept a flower from the likes of such a creature? We tend to see Brake-Man as depicted above. Methinks that Mary sees Brake-Man like this:

shepherd boy

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One response to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Brake-Man goes on the hunt edition)

  1. pelerin

    I do like this view of Brake-man. Much softer image and he looks as if he now fits in the garden and is indeed part of it.

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