There is a mysterious connection between Jesus and the written scripture. They are not identical, as far as I can tell, yet the connection is real. In the same way, there is also a mysterious connection between Mary and the Church. I don’t understand these connections, but they are there.
While in the shower yesterday afternoon, I asked the Lord to show me the relationship of the Scripture to the Church. An image immediately flashed into my mind, which surprised me since I wasn’t expecting it. I have recreated the image below, and I admit that I have a lot of questions about it. It shows a parallel between Jesus-Mary-Jesus and the OT Scripture-the Church-NT Scripture.
Each is sort of like a timeline, but they are not exactly parallel in time with each other.
What is notable to me is how the NT Scriptures come out of the Church. Also, we see that Christ precedes Mary, yet comes into the world through her.
Anyway, I wanted to share it here, because my prayer in the shower is related to a larger issue that I hope to write more about soon. Once I get it all worked out, I will probably circle back to this diagram.