‘And Elisha called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.’ (2 Kings, 4,36-37) We must realise the gifts of God in our life daily − and appreciate it.
Luke’s Gospel also depicts the icon of gratitude. We are called to imagine and contemplate the mother’s thanksgiving.‘And Jesus said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.’(Luke 7,14-15) And there is a further fact worth contemplating here. ‘He delivered him to his mother.’ It is impossible to miss the very same gesture with which he entrusted John, the beloved disciple, to Mary. ‘Woman, behold your son!’ (John 19,26)
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..