Sunday, March 27, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - Easter

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
Ron Mueck's "Youth" c. 2009 and Carravagio's "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" c. 1601–1602
This morning we celebrate the risen Christ, but we should also celebrate that He still has His wounds, but they are no longer killing Him. Usually on Easter morning, we quickly ignore the wounds, but the entire point of Lent 2016 is to "mark" us and to change us. We always fast, as expected by Jesus (Matthew 6:16-18), but on Easter morning, we've gone back to old habits. Lent teaches that it is in changing that we honor the sacrifice. Artists from Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio in the 1600s to Ron Mueck today have used their gifts to remind us of the power of the mark. It is those marks that remind us not to repeat the same mistakes. Lent is over. How have you been marked?
Ron Mueck's "Youth"
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