Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Thin Blue Line, ed.)

In a post flower for the Immaculate Conception I made a big deal about two groupings of Montauk Daisies planted out front of the rectory. They’ve been ripped up because this beginning gardener had recently put down a heap of lime in the soil of those two seed boxes for the winter. A bit too recently.

But there are still roses on the rose bush at the corner of the house, just under the new Thin Blue Line flag, which isn’t about racism, but rather about law and order for all the children of God regardless of such characteristics. I’m a firm believer that all lives matter because the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, Christ Jesus, had redeemed all and wants that we also assist all to assent to be saved, all things being equal.

Mary, Mir-yam, as her Hebrew name suggests, is the thin blue line for us. She is in perfect solidarity with Jesus, who, to the point, upholds Natural Law (as He’s our Creator) and the Ten Commandments, and all legitimate societal law and order in view of clemency and mercy and forgiveness without ever offending justice and righteousness.

She sees it all. She intercedes for all. She is a good mother to all.

As I also continue to work on the front window for celebrations this Winter in this Northern Hemisphere, I’m thinking about repainting firstly Mary with a blue cloak and a more human Israeli complexion. Jesus did enter our history with all of His own unrepeatable historical circumstances, after all. And, after all, as Saint Paul says, He is the Head of the Body of Christ, while we are the members of the Body of Christ.

A prayer to Mary also for the souls in purgatory: Hail Mary…

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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Thin Blue Line, ed.)

  1. sanfelipe007

    I, like you, have in my heart strong memories of my mother’s love for things with blue lines (or stripes), such as pottery, bedding, clothing. I find it most welcome that you make a marian connection to the “thin blue line” as well. What a tapestry the Lord has woven.

  2. Joisy Goil

    I painted my Blessed Mother Statue with a blue cloak and a human completion and I think she looks beautiful. I had to bring her inside though because knuckleheads walking through the neighborhood took to breaking things that did not belong to them. That behavior makes me so mad but it’s heartwarming that our neighbors respect and even sometimes protect each other’s stuff.
    We have roses too, isn’t this a bit late in the season for roses?

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