Mary, Untier of Knots

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This is one of my favorite images of Mary and invokes so many feelings as a mother myself. We are constantly called upon to repair and literal untying is probably what I do most: shoelaces, necklaces, garland, holiday lights, and so on.

We are often “tied up.”

We “untangle” our problems daily; often multi-times daily.

So many instances and moments; tied and untied and the never ending problem solving of motherhood; it’s nice to know I’m in good company.

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(Painting is by artist Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, done around 1700, and hangs in St. Peter am Perlach Church in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.)

(Picture Source: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Untier_of_Knots)