Well, no. It wasn’t. I put that schedule together and have been sticking to it, except for, I think, one time. I’m not a big fan of last minute changes. (The people who know me well are laughing loudly at that understatement.)
And then I saw her.
She won me over, this Mary. I even found a website where I could order the print, and realized that not only would the shipping be astronomical, but that, well, now’s just not the time to order it. I put her on as my desktop background and have caught myself minimizing everything just so I can gaze at her.
This is Mary to me. And this is Jesus to me.
I did end up changing my writing schedule, because I couldn’t get Our Lady of the Southern Cross out of my mind. The other title, incidentally, was almost a repeat of an earlier title I had written about…so it was almost like I was supposed to write about this Mary.
There’s not much to know about Our Lady of the Southern Cross, no apparition or big miracle or huge following. I came up pretty scarce as I searched.
But that look, that baby, that painting. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. But what was I going to say.
By the grace of the Holy Spirit, I came up with a few words.
Now it’s time for me to minimize things and gaze at her. 🙂