Mary and Christ cling to one another in a loving embrace. Mary of Tenderness is a familiar and common image in classic iconography. Their loving embrace is superimposed on a map of green continents delineated by longitudinal lines. Theirs could be a final embrace or one that teaches how fragile our Ecosystem is as humanity continues to abuse its natural order and balance. We cannot continually take what has been freely given and expect mother earth to not empty herself for our benefit. Like a mothers love for her child, she surrenders until death without resistance.
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