Christus statue, revisited

Christus statue, revisited
LDS Temple
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.

5 thoughts on “Christus statue, revisited”

  1. Great Photo I too am LDS and thank you for being so proud and for having such high standards, you also have some very wonderful pictures. Thanks you so much for sharing!!! Keep it up you will be blessed for all that you are doing, even with your photos, may we all have the straingth to build upon our talents!!!

  2. I like how you have gotten so close to the subject & captured the Holiness of the magnificent work of art. Bella!

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