Depicting top to bottom; Anna the mother of Mary, Mary, the mother of Jesus, and of course, The Christ. The above is one of my favorite icons. It shows what kind of legacy can be created by purity. In the story of Anna and Joachim, Mary's parents and Jesus' grandparents, Anna and Joachim are barren. … Continue reading The legacy of purity. Exploring the power of NOT letting it all hang out, or giving ‘it’ away.