Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jesus and Peter

This sculpture remembers the encounter between Jesus and Peter. I think about how easy it is, when fearful, to deny anything, so Peter denied and denied and denied, and suffered because of it. I love this sculpture because it almost appears as though Jesus and Peter are dancing----this wonderful dance of healing and reconciliation. Is there a more profound sense of relief than that which comes from being truly forgiven? I remember an interview with Craig Scott, the younger brother of Rachel Scott who was murdered at Columbine High School in 1999. On the 10th anniversary of the killings, he said this: "Forgiveness is like setting a prisoner free---and then realizing that the prisoner is you."

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