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Why Jesus Calls Mary “Woman" 

Full Question

        Why does Jesus always call Mary "Woman”?        

Answer

While it might sound strange to us in the contemporary world where such an address would be considered rude, in the language and custom of the time it was actually a respectful way to address someone.

It is unusual in that Jesus addresses his mother in this rather impersonal (though polite) address. However, this could be simply because mere biological connection to Jesus is of little importance (Matt. 12:46-50, Luke 8:19-21). What is important about Mary is that she is the new Eve; she is the one who says yes to God, whereas the first Eve said no. The first Eve was called “woman” (Gen. 2:22) as is Mary, both at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry (John 2:4) and at the end (John 19:26).

The title is both respectful and theologically important in revealing Mary’s role in salvation history.

It's There for Their Taking

I get tired of the games
That people play
When they’re there for their
Own time and place
While you’re your only
Friend.

They make all of the excuses
Of why they can’t be
Here for you to
Hear the truth to
Comfort you
While you have to drop it all
Be at their beck and call.

But the victim is them
The poor and innocent
Who was so hurt
While you stop for their needs
There for their feast
They’re there to get their fill
Until someone better comes along.

I know it’s you
It’s what you do
We get so wrapped up
In popularity that we crave
Acceptance that we seek
It’s its own monster
You’re there,
You’re aware,
You feed
Your beast
While they soak up
Exaggerate
Don’t reciprocate
Make no mistake
It’s its own ego
Surrounded by insanity
Becoming all they’ve hated
To feel complete

While you lay awake at night
Blaming yourself
Making excuses
Of why they hurt you
But, allowing them to do it
All
Over
Again…

-H. Murcia 12:08PM 5/24/2017

cadmus kidnaps maggie. when she comes back, alex realises cadmus has done more to her than just hurt her.

or: a sanvers angst feast with a happy ending.

ao3. [2/?]

ii. just learn to love pain and be patient;

“Maggie!” Alex immediately run to her girlfriend, who was finally awake. When she entered the room, she stopped in her tracks. Maggie was looking at her with an expression she hasn’t seen before. Hollow and without any emotions. She gulped and let out a shaky breath before she took another step towards Maggie.

“Hey,” She slowly stepped to the bed Maggie was lying in and softly touched Maggie’s cheek with her hand. When she made contact with Maggie’s skin, Maggie winced and Alex let go of her immediately. “You are safe now, Maggie.” Alex whispered and she could feel tears starting to form in the corner of her eyes. A sad smile appeared on her face and she felt the tears rolling down her cheeks.

“It’s me, Maggie. Oh god, what did they do to you?” Her voice was barely a whisper. Maggie still didn’t said or reacted to anything Alex did. She was just staring at her, the usual light in her eyes was gone and Alex wanted nothing more than to see the glowing she was so used to back in Maggie’s eyes.

“Maggie!” Suddenly, Kara bursted through the door and Alex turned her head around, looking at her sister, mixed feelings bubbling up in her stomach. She wondered for a brief second if she should bring up the whole Mon-El situation, but she quickly decided that she should let it be. For now. What mattered right now was Maggie. Getting Maggie to talk. Getting Maggie to look at her. Getting any emotions out of Maggie.

westleythepirate  asked:

Which Les Mis songs do you think could change the world? :D (omg I'm too original haha)

I already answered this but there’s room for another!:D 

Aside from DYHTPS and maybe the Finale (which is really a reprise of DYHTPS anyway, GEEZ that’s an Excellent Song) 

I really think Beggars at the Feast is super underrated (though so is the whole Thenardier plotline,tbh). “Clear away the barricades and we’re still here”  is one of the best lines in the whole show,  even if I’m not sure that it’s like Intentionally good, it gets at one of the political messages of the story so well  

(and now gives me intense 1848 emotions but I don’t expect a not-19C/French-history-nerding person to get that because good grief why would they) 

I watched NBC’s (edit : sorry for the HBO derpHannibal for a while and it was a really interesting serie overall (even if it got silly at times). I’m still very fond of the original movies, but the visuals on this show were gorgeous!

Miniprint made for TCAF.

Available on Etsy  (✿◕◡◕)

“Prendo quello che prendi te
qualche bicchiere di Chardonnay
piene di ma piene di se ci si rivede fra un po’
vieni alle tre
non ho ancora visto la Tour Eiffel
ti blocco a Malpensa e ci vediamo a Charles de Gaulle
woo
sembrava nulla e invece eccoci qua
tu la mia calamita io la tua calamità
una dose di certezza per le mie velleità
per sempre sarà.

Non servono anelli che ci tengono assieme
perché di anelli son fatte le catene
seppur così presto non ne faccio altrimenti
cuore in arresto
favorisca i sentimenti
nel pomeriggio lasciamo la stanza
io che non dormo sui voli Lufthansa
tu stai ancora un po’, ancora un po’.

Non ho mai fatto il nodo alla cravatta fino ad ora
la vita m’ha insegnato a farmi il nodo alla gola
mi spiace ti sei presa un paranoico d’adozione
per questo ho un problema per ogni soluzione
mm non ci pensi no, faccio un salto nel vuoto dei nostri silenzi
e ti ho detto se mi tocchi stai attenta che ti sporchi
a casa ho un cuscino con vista sui tuoi occhi.

Sembrava nulla e invece eccoci qua
tu la mia calamita io la tua calamità
una dose di certezza per le mie velleità
per sempre sarà.

Non servono anelli che ci tengono assieme
perché di anelli son fatte le catene
seppur così presto non ne faccio altrimenti
cuore in arresto
favorisca i sentimenti
nel pomeriggio lasciamo la stanza
io che non dormo sui voli Lufthansa
tu stai ancora un po’, ancora un po’.”