I love this image because with the map of the world across Simeon it makes me think of the passage, "Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted" from starrymantle.blog...
Virgin Mary and Child Jesus
Christ heals the blind man. I love this painting, and have a copy of it in my home. By American artist, Walter Rane (b. 1949) who begin his career as primarily a book and magazine illustrator but now specializes in religious art.
“The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Caravaggio "If you want to wait until your scar disappears, Julianne, you’ll wait forever. Scars never disappear. Caravaggio’s painting made that point clear to me. Scars might heal and we might forget about them in time, but they’re permanent. Not even Jesus lost his scars.” Gabriel rubbed his hand across his chin thoughtfully.