There is nothing in religious iconography that really moves me so strongly than the image of the Madonna and Child. These images portray the weak side of humanity - a woman, a mother and a child. In our contemporary society we would say that these belong to the marginalized group or sometimes to sectors that needed protection. But contemplating on the meaning of this icon, one would see an immense strength and blessing. For in reality the icon of the Madonna and Child are images of peace, triumph and victory. It portrays to us how humility and submission to the will of God can overcome the ugly faces of disobedience and pride that led to the fall of humanity. Now we see how the Woman clothe with the sun and the Child, the Man-God has conquered everything and has now led a train of captives to heaven.
Pray for us O holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of God. Amen.