Sunday, March 10, 2019

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - 1st Sunday of Lent

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Bartolomé Esteban Murrillo's "Christ healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda" (1670); oil on canvas; National Gallery, London
After emergency foot surgery, Ernest returned to work wearing a fracture boot and riding a knee scooter. All week, he felt tentative and diminished but on Saturday, a movie scene reminded him of John 5:1-9 when Christ healed a lame man. In an instant, the man was healed, and Jesus said, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” What won’t Jesus do for us? Last night, Ernest finally asked Jesus to heal him, and he felt instantly stronger. That’s why Bartolomé Esteban Murillo'sChrist healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda” is our our Lenten art of the week.

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Ernest sitting by the pool in Key West the morning of the accident,  Tuesday, February  19, 2019
Day #1 wearing a fracture boot, size x-large. Thursday, February  21, 2019
X-Ray of three screws placed into Ernest's right heel by Dr. Lyon on Tuesday,  February 26, 2019
Ernest on knee scooter at AMC Theater to see "Captain Marvel" on Saturday, March 9, 2019