19th Oct. 2005 -
Marianne had come to visit us, although she wasn't feeling well at the time. Because I was working upstairs in my office, I went downstairs now and then to have a chat with her. Suzy was out doing errands and was expected back shortly. Because Marianne wasn't feeling well, she decided to go home. While she was wishing me goodbye from near the stairs, I came out of my office and went to the balcony to say goodbye to her, when I noticed something red around her eyes. I said to myself that she can't be feeling that bad to have all red around her eyes. I said to her: "You know your eyes are all red, I mean, all around it!". She answered: "Oh?". She did not even know what had happened to her eyes. When I came downstairs, we realised that it may well be blood! She went to the bathroom to have a look, but I told her that she should wait with cleaning her eyes before I had recorded this special event with the digital camera. While I was taking pictures, Suzy arrived from the shops, just on time to witness what our Lord had just done.
Suzy asked Marianne to stay for the evening.
After Marianne had cleaned her eyes, tiny wounds became visible around the eye area (as shown below).
The last picture at the bottom of this page shows how tired and much older Marianne looks after what she went through spiritually: her ordeal of experiencing a drop of Christ's suffering, which our Lord chose to share with her.