Backyard Mary

Backyard Mary | Amite, LA | 2016

“There is a reason Mary is everywhere. I’ve seen her image all over the world — in cafés in Istanbul, on students’ backpacks in Scotland, in a market stall in Jakarta. But I don’t think her image is everywhere because she’s a reminder to be obedient. And I don’t think it has to do with social revolution. Images of  Mary remind us of  God’s favor. Mary is what it looks like to believe that we already are who God says we are.”

— American theologian and Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber