Jesus

Christus Victor

“My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you.”
‭‭– John‬ ‭15:12‬ ‭NET‬‬

"Christus Victor,  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 200mm

“Christus Victor, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 200mm

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Resurrection Sunday

“And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.”
—St. Augustine

Whatever your faith, I pray your day may be filled with blessings, hope and a heart that overflows with love. —earl

"Expecting Someone", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 50mmClick the image to view larger size and available print options.

“Expecting Someone”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 50mm
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Good Friday

For those observing the Easter holiday, please remember to look beyond the Crucifixion to what it reveals about God. Happy holiday; God is love.

“The Cross exposes the diametrically opposed ruling principles of God and Satan. The other-focused, self-sacrificial love of the Servant God shines in stark contrast to the prideful and ambitious manipulator of the survival-of-the-fittest principle. The God who washes dirty feet is willing to die for his creatures. How different from the creature Satan, who did not shrink from asking his creator to worship him (Matthew 4:9)! The gentle persuasion by the God who values our freedom stands in strong opposition to the methods of force, fear and coercion that Satan uses. These opposing principles were clearly revealed at the Tree of Knowledge and at the Cross. In the end, our affiliation with the respective sides of the conflict is revealed by the methods we use, as well. We may proclaim the name of Jesus with our words, but if our methods include coercion and force, we become counterproductive to God’s Kingdom and inadvertently take sides with God’s enemy.
— Dorothee Cole, Servant God: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Trustworthiness, (234-35), emphasis mine

"Good Friday", Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22 at 1/180 sec., 35mmClick the image to view larger size and available print options.

“Good Friday”, Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22 at 1/180 sec., 35mm
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Symbolic Redundancy (Does Jesus pray the Rosary?)

There is a section in Rose Hill Cemetery that is predominately Latino. The graves in this area are heavily adorned with plants, artificial flowers, candles dedicated to a variety of saints and a multitude of cast plaster statues. Here, a man hard up for a drink can scavenge for very aged bottles of the dearly departed’s favorite beer or tequila that lay sun-bleached amidst the headstones. As you can tell from the photos I’ve posted the last few days, I enjoy the photographic opportunities such grave adornments can provide.

Occasionally, I will come across something that inspires relevant or irrelevant introspection and pondering. Such was the case when I encountered a concrete Jesus holding a rosary. Not being a Catholic, I found myself stuck on the apparent symbolic and theological redundancy of this ornamentation. Some 25 years ago or so, I read and was completely fascinated by Umberto Eco’s sometimes unnerving observations in “Travels in Hyperreality”. I surmised the author would have had much to say regarding this present example of our ability to artificially augment artificial augmentations replicating or defining reality.

"Symbolic Redundancy" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 93mm

“Symbolic Redundancy” [Click the image for an enlarged view.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 93mm
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An Unacceptable Truth

An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There’s a punishment for it, and it’s usually crucifixion.
– John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Nikon D300, ISO 640, 1/1000 sec @ f/6.3, 36 mm, HDR

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