Sunday, April 22, 2007

Station 11 - Jesus is nailed to the cross

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What is forgivable?

This piece represents the moment just after Jesus was nailed to the cross and he spoke the words, “Forgive them for they know not what they do.”


What is forgivable?

This brought to mind for me the atrocities of slavery and lynching, which in turn brought to mind the following questions:

Are there crimes for which only penance can purge?
Is ignorance a legitimate excuse?
Can there be compassion/empathy for someone who expends excessive energy on hatred?
How much love does it take to conquer hate?
Is an agreement in your heart to not return violence for violence the same as forgiveness?

“Let me not to him do as he has unto me. Reach for the light continually…”

artist: Monica J. Brown
16 ¾" x 13 ½"
Collage on canvas board

1 comment:

scripture said...

Mark 15:24

Then they nailed him to the cross.