Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let The Storm Come..........June 10





"The Church is like a great ship
being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship,
but to keep her on her course."

St. Boniface of Mainz

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This night scene of Jesus is so unusual and beautiful.
I will just keep returning to look at this one many times.

Diane S.

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

Haunting and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

It would be so special if we knew the artist thoughts while drawing this pretty picture. It sure is special to me.

"Peace & Blessings",

~Freda~

Anonymous said...

As Miguel does, I also find this image haunting, maybe just because, as Diane noted, the scene is so dark and so unusual. I can't think of any other such dark scenes except for Nativity images.
In Nativity images, I first see the illumined new Holy Family - fully knowing the traditional implications. In this image I likewise first see the illumined parts: Jesus and the angels and their reflections - but without the benefit of knowing any traditional implications. Cause for pause and study.
The dark parts of Nativity scenes don't draw my attention so much - because of the familiarity of them. The darkness in this image does draw my attention because even the darkness is so unusual and unfamiliar.
Where I go with this image is this: a scene such as this could very well have been commonplace in Jesus' young life, about which we know so little: in this case, boating which is ordinary, but with divine purpose and capability and companionship.
Keep in mind also that, as a youngster, His reason for being among the priests and scholars in the temple when 'lost,' was because He was about His Father's business. Perhaps that's what this image is about: Jesus doing ordinary things but with His divine purpose and capability and companionship. He knew His unusual vocation: priest/victim. And what boy doesn't prepare himself for his vocation as he knows it at any given time? Jesus, as a child, probably took time alone often, probably after chores, to devote to His Father, and also to not frighten His friends nor disconcert His parents.
There is much else that can be pondered in this image.
I plan to return to these comments, hoping for others' views or knowledge.
Micki, I'm just thinking 'aloud here.' Sorry this got to be so long. One last thing: something else I saw is some similarity in the scenery to the photo you have posted on top left of your site. What a beautiful sight, too.

Anonymous said...

p.s. I, the long-winded one above, forgot to sign off.
with love, AspiringFOOL (FriendOfOurLord)

Charity Therese said...

This one is indeed very beautiful! :-D

Micki said...

Diane - And I thought I was the only one who looked better at night....haha

Miguel - Love that word "haunting."

Freda - I've often thought the same thing....great idea though.

FOOL - You are welcomed to leave your thoughts anytime. It is fun to read what people all think. I'm a rather "simpleton" so my thoughts are just how a card moves me to be inspired. You had a good point.

CT - Thank you for your feelings.
I think so too...

Ed said...

Micki,I love this holy card.
Thank You