Aug. 18, 2010
It amazes us to think that the strange imagery of Revelation and other apocalyptic literature was part of the purpose of encouraging people! But in fact, this writing is for the sake of comforting people under persecution. They are invited to recognize the cosmic significance of their own sufferings. The woman was given a place of refuge in the desert; this is a fitting image of Mary's assumption into heaven. Recorded at Sacred Heart, Franklin.