Mary, Mother of Jesus: A Conversation Dorothea Barlow

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Published: October 29th 2013

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Mary, Mother of Jesus: A Conversation  by  Dorothea Barlow

Mary, Mother of Jesus: A Conversation by Dorothea Barlow
October 29th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: | 5.39 Mb

Did you know that pain has a smell? Most aren’t aware they can smell pain. Pain, for me, is the smell of dried blood deep within the crevices of rotten wood. It’s the pressing of flesh against iron stakes. It’s the agony of watching a badly beatenMoreDid you know that pain has a smell? Most aren’t aware they can smell pain. Pain, for me, is the smell of dried blood deep within the crevices of rotten wood.

It’s the pressing of flesh against iron stakes. It’s the agony of watching a badly beaten body hanging from a cross. It’s watching as my son departs from me. That, to me, is the smell of pain. - Mary, Mother of JesusFourteen. With child. Unwed. Frightened. A child asked to give birth to a child. This fourteen year old girl must raise this child to fulfill a prophecy that demands he be destroyed. This child, the future King of Kings within the womb of a child, must be nurtured from birth to early manhood under her vigilant care- knowing he would eventually die.

The consequences of her failure to raise this child quicken the anguish and torment that will follow her until his death. This fourteen year old girl was Mary, Mother of Jesus and this is her Conversation.Within this compelling conversation, Mary will reveal her struggles and her suffering as a Mother. Each day that Jesus grew closer to manhood, he drew increasingly closer to the tyranny of destruction that awaited him. As his Mother, the daily searing revelation of his destiny inched her closer to heartbreak.Mary’s conversation begins from her early days within the tribe of Judah which was the lineage of King David.

Her faith built upon the tablets of Moses, the wisdom of Abraham, the prophets Isaiah and Elijah- teetered early as the cruelty within her village was relentless upon hearing that she claimed within her womb, was the Messiah.What does a Mother have to offer a child who is already promised greatness? What can she give him- that the prophecy hasn’t already proclaimed? As a Mother, does she try to prevent the grievous acts the prophets have foretold?Mary, Mother of Jesus: A Conversation will reveal her courage, her valor, her defiance and this conversation, above all, will reveal that Mary was a Mother, with the same feelings of any Mother, who wants to protect her child from unspeakable acts of peril, yet knowing there is nothing that can be done.An Interview with the AuthorWhy a Book on Mary?When reading the Bible and other historical accounts of the birth of Jesus, there isn’t a lot to be found on Mary as a Mother.

I often wonder, as a young girl of fourteen, how it impacted her emotionally to fulfill a prophecy that would result in the death of her first born child. What is must have felt like to have gone through the experience of conceiving through the Holy Spirit and very few people believing it was true.

With this book, I wanted to create a sense of her burdens which began at fourteen.Do You Feel this Conversation Gives Mary A True Voice?I can’t really answer that question. What I can say, is that the conversations I’ve had with Mothers who have lost children- Mothers who were pregnant without a husband and I researched stories on Mothers who carried within their womb, a child that was destined to die and they refused to abort- gave me a glimpse of what Mary’s pain and emotions may have been. I was told there is no greater pain than the death of a child. For Mary, fear and trepidation may have been constant companions and the commitment to her faith may at times been challenged.What Would You Like the Reader to Take Away?To never forget, that above all, Mary was a Mother.

While the circumstances surrounding the conception, birth and death of her child have been well documented- let us never forget, it is hard to lose a child- regardless of who the child or Mother may be. There had to be moments when she questioned why a prophecy should be fulfilled if it meant her child’s death.



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