The woman with a hemorrhage, who as we learn from the holy gospels was cured of her trouble by our Savior, was stated to have come from [Caesarea Philippi]. Her house was pointed out in the city, and a wonderful memorial of the benefit the Savior conferred upon her was still there. On a tall stone base at the gates of her house stood a bronze statue of a woman, resting on one knee and resembling a suppliant with arms outstretched. Facing this was another of the same material, an upright figure of a man with a double cloak neatly draped over his shoulders and his hand stretching out to the woman… This statue, which was said to resemble the features of Jesus, was still there in my own time, so that I saw it with my own eyes when I resided in the city.
|"Saint Veronica" by El Greco|
keeping alight the lamp of our humanity,
... and wipes his Face
and finds his Face!
How many people are relegated
to the margins of life,
by an apathy that kills the apathetic.
those who bend low before Christ who suffers
and awaits us in those who are suffering: today!