The image below is of St Luke painting the Virgin with the Child Jesus, by the fifteenth century artist Rogier van der Weyden.

It shows the calm sensitivity of the saint who would be called the ‘beloved physician’ by St Paul in the Letter to the Colossians.

In the painting, his gaze misses nothing, and is full of love.

May our contemplative gaze be fixed this day on Christ, and on His Mother, and may the reciprocal gaze of the Lord Himself bring us wholeness, life and peace. May God bless you.