A Sunday Meditation~God, Art and Life

One Nation Under God

Usually for my Sunday post I put a quote or piece of art depicting the week's Gospel. This week I went in a bit of a different direction. I found this picture on Spirit Daily. It is by a Christian artist. The focus of the painting is Jesus holding the U.S. Constitution. The people on either side of Him depict the division in our nation.
Needless to say, this piece of art has caused some controversy. I however, find it quite powerful, and a statement for the times in which we live.
I normally don't leave comments open for my Sunday post, but will on this one in case you would like to share your thoughts and comments.
My posting this is NOT meant to be a political statement of any kind; I really try to refrain from engaging in that arena~ I usually leave that for the big girls and boys of the blogosphere, only jumping in when necessary.
You can find out some more about the painting here.

Comments

Anne said…
Division in our nation, division in our church, division in our homes. Maybe if we'd all be looking into Jesus' face, instead of at the piece of paper in his hand, we'd all feel the peace of unity.
Gabriella said…
I think it's a beautiful painting!
The American people here and there, left and right, with this opinion or that, and right in the centre is Christ holding the constitution - so meaningful!
Thank you.
Karinann said…
Anne-I couldn't agree more!
Gabriella-I found much meaning in this painting as well, in fact the longer you look at it the more you see.
Thanks for the comments ladies.
Mary333 said…
Karinann,
I found this painting powerful, also. It reminded me of the separation of the sheep and the goats. The artist is taking a lot of flack for this piece but I actually find it prophetic. I keep seeing new things in it, too. True art comes from a place of truth and I see it here. On one side, all eyes are turned toward Jesus; the other side have their eyes turned away. I liked Anne's comment, that would bring healing to our country.
Karinann said…
Mary,
"True art comes from a place of truth..." I like that. Glad you liked the art and thanks for your thoughts here.