This is why it seems so hard to reflect that vision of patience when black-hearted "artists" practice character assassination on the Blessed Virgin...
Perhaps, God uses all types of men to bring about his will. However, if one traces the Church back to the beginning, it is easy to see how much has been added and subtracted to the Church doctrine as taught by Christ and the Apostles. This is true of all Churches, not just Catholic believers. I doubt the Apostle Paul would recognize the Church he helped to construct throughout the Gentile world.
A Christian can be crushed gazing at the picture of Mary standing at the foot of the cross, watching her beloved son suffocate and die. But in that vision, she stands there for hours, patiently enduring her suffering. For two millennia, she has been a role model for Christians, a woman who practiced obedience in the most difficult of human circumstances, with fervent hope for what this sacrifice will offer all mankind as it struggles with sin.
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