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I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
Those who follow me will have
the light of life.
John 8. 12
O, Come. Let Us Worship.
DIGITAL WORSHIP @ St. John the Baptist, Duncan HERE.
Digital Worship @ Christ Church Cathedral Victoria here.
1 Samuel 16. 1-13
Ephesians 5. 8 -14
John 9. 1-41
Jesus Cures the Man Born Blind, Jesus Mafa 1973
JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.
In this simply beautiful painting of one of Jesus’ healings, we see a caring Jesus bend over a blind man holding his walking stick. From the story in John’s gospel, we know that the religious leaders struggle with accepting Jesus’ activity and Jesus responds saying, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” The Pharisees do not look at the blind man as a person, but as a symbol and Jesus points out their error. We are reminded that we should see the humanity in all people, refusing to use them for our own ends. We must look past our own issues and see the individuals.
fr: Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN