b'Mother. Luke parallels the passages about Mary inMark and Matthew while using his own point ofview. In Acts, he notes her presence with others inthe Upper Room; her name is given a central place asshe joins the community at prayer, awaiting thecoming and descent of the Holy Spirit.Saint John Chrysostom, a Greek Father of theChurch, was the first to call the Evangelist John atheologoia theologian. Johns Gospel presentsthe highest Christology. His Prologue (John 1:1-18)gives us the greatest verse that defines the Incarna-tiona line that expresses the meaning of Godssending Jesus as the Son of God to become human:And the Word became flesh and made his dwellingamong us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of theFathers only Son, full of grace and truth. Jesustakes flesh of the Virgin Mary. German theologianRudolf Bultmann states this text of John 1:14 wouldbe enough to establish Christianity!Two other verses speak to us about Marys intimaterelationship with her only son. At the Wedding Feast ofCana, she goes beyond his retort of her noting, Theyhave no wine. She quickly tells the servants, Dowhatever he tells you! This saves the exuberant joyof the occasion by Jesus changing the water into asuperabundant flow of wine (John 2:1-12). Maryswords are effective because she knows her son so well. The last mention of Mary in the gospels takes place and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with The Annunciation by Katerynaat the foot of the Cross, where she stands with John child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give Shadrina. Acrylic paint on wood,and the holy women disciples until the death of her birth (Revelation 12:1-2). The only woman this could 2022. From the Marian Library,University of Dayton. son. Jesus entrusts Mary into the care of John, the be is Mary. Incidentally, there is a remarkable similarityBeloved Disciple, and vice versa (John 19: 25-27). between that image and the tilma image of Our LadyThere remains one more book of the New Testament, of Guadalupe.the Book of Revelation, which has as its main theme, Later, She gave birth to a son, a male child, destinedWorship God alone! Mary appears as a woman to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child wasclothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, caught up to God and his throne (Revelation 12:5).The references in Chapter 12 of Revelation are thelast of the Blessed Mother in the Bible, but as SaintBernard of Clairvaux writes, de Maria numquamsatisthere is never enough (written) about Mary.Two millennia later, she remains the Most PowerfulWoman in the World, as National Geographic calledher in 2015.It leads me to realize that, in the same spirit, Johncloses his Gospel in Chapters 20 and 21.Now Jesus did many other signs in the presenceof [his] disciples that are not written in this book.The Baby in the Temple byBarker. Print, c.1960s. From[B]ut if these were to be described individually, I do the Marian Library, UniversityThe Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth by Holly Schapker. Oil not think the whole world would contain the books of Dayton.painting, 2017. From the Marian Library, University of Dayton. that would be written. (John 20:30; 21:25).\x00marianist.com/donate 5'