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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Tender Mercy

In Rome, one can see great evidence of religion--cathedrals, priests and nuns, statues of Peter, busts of popes, monuments to the Virgin Mary, crucifixes, stained glass windows, majestic churches, and domes--the highest in the world--reaching towards heaven.  But ironically, there is little of Jesus Christ depicted in His mortal state as a living example of the love of God to all.  It became a challenge, therefore, to look for Christ everywhere we went.  I at last found Him enclosed here in the Museo Vaticano in a small glass box atop a humble pedestal.  The box was barely more than a square foot in dimension, so these figures were small indeed housed inside.  Engulfed as it were in this vast vast vast museum, I did not miss the irony.

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