Frightened by the vision of two
angels showing Him the instruments of the Passion, the child
Jesus has run to His Mother, almost losing, in His haste,
one of His sandals. Mary holds Him in Her arms reassuringly
and lovingly. Notice Her eyes. They look not at Jesus, but
at us. Is this not a touch of genius? How better to express
Our Lady's plea to us to avoid sin and love Her Son?