Christus statue, revisited
Image by gwilmore (I HATE THE NEW LAYOUT!)
"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ . . . "
— Fourth Article of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
"fede e’ sustanza di cose sperate,
ed argomento de le non parventi . . .
"Cosi’ spiro’ quello amore acceso;
indi soggiunse: ‘Assai bene e’ trascorsa
d’esta moneta gia’ la lega e il peso:
ma dimmi se tu l’hai ne la tua borsa.’
Ond’io: ‘Si’ ho, si’ lucida e si’ tonda,
che nel suo conio nulla mi s’inforsa.’"
— Dante, Paradiso XXIV:64-65, 82-87
I took a picture of this statue several months ago with my old point-and-shoot camera, and was quite surprised to learn only yesterday that the photo had made Interestingness the day I posted it. For this image, I used a better camera, of course, but I also elected to focus on Christ’s face, rather than the entire length of the statue. As I adjusted my settings and took the photo, I thought of the man, blind from birth, whose story is recounted in chapter 9 of John’s Gospel. The very first thing he ever saw was the face of the Savior.