Sunday, April 22, 2007

Station 7 - Jesus falls a second time

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Jesus falls a second time

Even though there is no actual record that Jesus fell a first or even a second time, the tradition is that he fell three times. And according to tradition when Jesus falls for the first time, a roman soldier helps him.

On the second time he is alone and on the third Simon helps him. To illustrate the second fall, I wanted to create a mood of meditation. Jesus has already fallen once and as he falls again it is my belief that this fall which is very similar to the last, holds a brief moment of clarity and meditation for him.

The subject in this photograph is in a moment of reflection, she is meditating on her fall -perhaps her sin. She has fallen before, she is alone and stands before God. She might be feeling regret, sorrow, pain or maybe in need of comfort but she has gotten up again.

Jesus' falls were never permanent. In all the burdens that we carry as humans we sometimes fall and in the same way God was with Jesus, God is always with us.

artist: Jhonathan F. Gómez
14 ¼" x 17 ¼"
Photograph with paint

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