"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son.' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home."
John 19: 26-27
Behold, your mother.
I did not have a plan for this painting -- I just started sketching, and suddenly the canvas was filled with the beloved apostle John and our Blessed Mother at the Foot of the Cross. Like John, we are called to turn our eyes to Mary and welcome her into our lives. As she looks upon her suffering Son, we will always be led to Him through her.
As the painting is now completed, I have felt quite beheld by the gaze of Mary -- in all that I suffer, she suffers with me. May she now be welcomed into your own home.
(Original: 24x30, acrylic on canvas, November 2017)