With Christ in the Desert: Fifth Week of Lent

During each week of Lent 2012, FAN features images from a collage by Br. Jeffrey Wilson, TOR.

Br. Jeffrey Wilson, TOR explains the symbolism of this portion of his collage.

Christ: The image of Christ is taken from Salvador Dalí’s painting, Christ of St. John of the Cross, which many consider to be the greatest religious painting of the 20th century. The crucified Christ hovers over the landscape, representing that Christ’s passion and death is the source of healing and reconciliation for the violence and division depicted in the scene below.

The original sin of Adam and Eve wounded the created order, both humanity and the rest of creation. Therefore, Christ’s salvation and restoration heals all creation, both humanity and the rest of creation. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ recreates all things: “And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new’” (Rev 21:5). “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Cor 5:17). “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Rom 8:19-21).

Published in: on March 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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