The symbolism of Mary's hands in the icon Amen is rich. Mary's raised hands signify the attitude of her heart, which is full of praise to God and a concern for the salvation of all peoples. Mary’s raised hands are also a gesture expressing her constant intercession for the world. On the other hand, Mary's hands spread from one end of the Earth to the other remind us that she wants to stop all evil and everything that is displeasing to God. Mary wants to save poor sinners who are lost in their life and can no longer see its meaning. Mary stretches out one hand to the darkness, hastening to save those who have departed from God through sin, and with her other hand she points to the yellow circle of the globe, that is, she reminds us of the universal call to holiness. Mary wants to be a lifeline for those who are drowning in sins and can no longer see themselves saved. Mary wants to save the world from eternal destruction. She wants to save all who are lost in this world. She wants to protect us from Satan and his wiles. Her motherly heart is so caring that she does not want to lose anyone. Mary wants to lead us all to Jesus, so that He may heal our souls in the Sacrament of Penance, and in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, strengthen us with His Body, which is the pledge of eternal life.