Taddeo Gaddi, “Tree of Life, Last Supper and Four Miracle Scenes”, (c. 1360), Refectory, Santa Croce, Florence
Go to the foot of the Cross, stay at the foot of the Cross, and the Precious Blood of Christ Crucified will drip straight down upon you.
It will mingle with the blood that drips from your open wounds.
This is the “bloodline” that breathes life into “dry bones” and brings forth the new family tree.
It is the Tree of Salvation—the tree watered by His mercy—the mercy he promised “to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.”
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit…
(March 4, 2016)