Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Simply Veiled By Humility

It is great irony that magnificent icons of the Lord are not actually the Lord, but what appears as ordinary bread and wine -- the most bland visualization possible -- is truly the Lord. What a great testament to the perfect humility of God!

To that, my friend Father Greg responds: "Wow, that is great. Now add the bland ordinariness of the look of the faces of the old, the sick, the orphans, the refugees -- the face of Jesus incarnate -- and you will have a real treatise there! My advice to people who are hurt by the ugliness of liberal art and architecture: if you can believe that Jesus is really inside something so ugly as those post-modern tabernacles, you can begin to believe He is also within the faces of the people you don't like."