Sunday, April 22, 2007

Station 5 - Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry the cross

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Helping Hands

Simon was simply walking by when soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. We imagined what Simon might have felt, and asked ourselves what was Simon doing by helping? Was he helping to crucify Jesus? Or was he providing relief to Jesus, who was breaking down under his burden?

In this image, we placed ourselves into the story, making plaster casts of our own hands in order to lift up the cross, relieving the burden that Jesus suffered.

My coming together as a community we can relieve suffering and confront injustice in a way that Simon was not able to do as a lone man.

What cross could you help to carry? What burden could you help relieve?

Trace your hand into a prayer book and write a prayer for someone else.

artists: Jhonathan F. Gómez, Terra Winston, Tim Vermeulen, Kari Stewart, Noe Mojica, Merari Fernandez, Nick Croston, Monica J. Brown, Monica Barrera, Nanette Sawyer, Emily Hendel
30" x 24"
Plaster sculpture on canvas board with acrylic paint

1 comment:

scripture said...

Mark 15:21

A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.