Icon of the Virgin “Galaktotrophousa” (the Milk-Giver)

If you have a problem with women breast-feeding in public, and especially in church, this will blow your mind. We sometimes forget that our Lord was an infant, breast-feeding from His mother. We forget that he had dirty diapers, and that His mother had to change him and wipe his little bottom. We forget that he was subject to weakness just as we are, including the many indignities of infancy and childhood. That is, in fact, one of the lessons of the twelve year-old Jesus in the temple; He was not ready to begin His mission, and the Lord of all had to submit Himself to his parents.

Icon of the Virgin “Galaktotrophousa” (Γαλακτοτροφουσα, meaning “the Milk-Giver”)

Icon of the Virgin “Galaktotrophousa” (Γαλακτοτροφουσα, meaning “the Milk-Giver”)

Not scandalized by the Incarnation