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Easter Reflections II

16 April, 2003 9:59 AM

Last night we did our Easter reflections (as outlined here. I think the others found it good - I personally was challenged by it. The 7 sayings of Jesus really have struck me in the past 48 hours.

To me they speak of both the Divinity and the Humanity of Christ.

'Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.' What an amazing statement! Its one I'm not sure I can actually relate to being able to say! I get so peeved when someone does something small against me - but to say it about your torturer, your killer....

'I am thirsty.' Now that is a statement I know about and can relate to. Its a very 'human' thing to say - I can almost feel my mouth drying up as I think about it.

'My God my God - why have your Forsaken me?' That hits me hard every time - there are so many implications of that statement...to me it speaks of both his humanity and divinity all in one. It speaks to me of the brokenness and fracturing of the God-Head. I cannot fully comprehend it.

I really enjoyed the discussion last night after we took in the images and statements and took the bread and the wine. It was great to see how it had affected us each differently.



What an amazing crucifixion image. Who's the artist? I'm guessing it isn't Thomas Kincaid.


Andrew Careaga » 16 April, 2003 10:35 PM

I'm not sure if Darren responded personally, but just in case he didn't :-)
It's called The Tortured Christ, by an artist called Guido Rocha, done in 1975. I agree that it's incredible in it's hideousness... The first time I saw this was when we were looking at our narrow views of Jesus, and we contrasted this image of Jesus with one of him laughing hysterically... both images we don't see much of or think much of. Overlaying the two images on an overhead projector is an interesting exercise!

Eddie » 17 April, 2003 11:56 AM

Eddie - Thanks for identifying the artist. Peace! - Andrew

Andrew Careaga » 17 April, 2003 11:08 PM


faye » 18 January, 2005 12:14 AM

i my lil book: 'the christ we share' it says the sculptor depicted his own experience of torture in this sculpture. no break betwwen vhrists message, his life, and his death, so that the agnosied face of the dying christ is not an image opf revulsion, but a sign of hope. sorry it s a bit late. X

hels » 16 March, 2005 6:39 AM

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