Good Friday: L is for...

14 April 2017

Happy Good Friday!

For my 2017 challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I've decided to focus on an acronym for ART:
A - Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.)
- Reading (books, poems, etc.)
T - Theater (movies, musicals, plays, etc.)

So let's begin...

A - Łukasz Jankowski-Wojtczak
I could find very little in English about this photographer but this photo entitled "Jesus Falls For a Third Time" spoke volumes to me, partially in its simplicity but also because of the photographer's choice of angles and dimensions. What do you think?

R - "Love's Eternal Wonder" by Amy Carmichael
“Love’s Eternal Wonder”
by Amy Carmichael 
Lord, beloved, I would ponderBreadth and length and depth and heightOf Thy love’s eternal wonder,All embracing, infinite. 
Never, never have I brought TheeGold and frankincense and myrrh,In the hands that groping, sought Thee,Precious treasures never were. 
What was that to Thee? The measureOf Thy love was Calvary.Stooping low, Love found a treasureIn the least of things that be. 
O the Passion of Thy loving,O the Flame of Thy desire!Melt my heart with Thy great loving,Set me all aglow, afire.
T - Luther starring Joseph Fiennes
This has to be one of the first movies I ever saw starring Fiennes and both he and the film makers delivered! Beautifully done, this film was one of the first big budget Christian films to excel in storytelling leaving Left Behind etc. behind in its dust.

9 comments:

  1. Greetings for Good Friday! Very topical and apt choices for the occasion. Loved the photograph, superb take, and also the poetry. Haven't watched the film, thanks for the reco.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. One of the best photos I've found. such great angles. enjoy the movie!

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  2. Good post and Good Friday.

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    1. Did you see Joseph Fiennes in Risen last year? another good period pc he's done.

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  4. That first picture is very moving...you are right...something about the angles. Enjoy your Easter weekend Joy! I'm thinking I may say a rosary later tonight in leiu of going to church for Good Friday...it's always so packed! And our Good Friday cross veneration isn't until 7:30 tonight! oy...too late for me...I'm usually hurting a bunch by dinner.

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    1. hope it is a pain free Easter 4 you!

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  5. The first piece, what strikes me is the contemporary figures who are hitting Jesus. They are wearing modern clothes, and that looks like a baseball bat or a golf club? So it's a commentary on our modern time. Which can be interpreted many ways. For example: Are we in a time that is smashing Christianity, or is that values associated with Christianity and with Christ (love thy neighbor, turn the other cheek, etc.) are being hit? Maui Jungalow

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Thanks so much for sharing with me! Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
x Joy

 

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