Maria Lactans – A breastfeeding Madonna with Child has been seen throughout history as a symbol of God’s love for humanity.
Most-likely inspired by ancient Egyptian images of the goddess Isis breastfeeding a young Horus, the Maria Lactans were an integral part of Madonna iconography from 1100-1550 CE.
Here are some of my favorite Maria Lactans:
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I sometimes hear the argument that Christians should always practice and teach colorblindness.
Here is a great explanation by John Piper on why Christians “can’t afford to be color blind”.
However, I do want to mention the one area where I personally disagree with him. A commenter summed it up better than I could: