So here’s the 2nd Q Combination. This time much more contemporary. Maya Angelou was a truly remarkable, versatile writer, who died only last year. I’ve nowhere near read enough of her stuff, but everything I have has blown me away.
So here’s a paean to God’s gift of love – but because it is a gift of the angels, it naturally struck me as even more resonant with the power of divine love in the divine story, and in particular, Mary’s story (not least from the perspective of her Magnificat).
Hence the juxtaposition with the Dalit Madonna, from the Jyoti Art Ashram in Bangalore, India. The Dalits are of course India’s oppressed untouchables – but what transformation even for them, can come from redemptive love.