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John 19:38-42: Descent from the Cross

Van der Weyden: Deposition, or Descent from the Cross

Van der Weyden: Deposition, or Descent from the Cross

Monday, July 11, 2016

We might spend hours with this painting in meditation, reflecting on the enormity of the gift freely given to us in Christ’s Passion for us.

We might spend days thanking the Spirit that continues to abide with us as a continued gift of God’s presence in and with us.

We might spend a lifetime thanking the Creator for the gift of eternal life given to us openly, generously, willingly, lovingly.

We might spend time . . . let us choose to spend that time today.

When we choose a character in this story and study her or his face, we open our hearts to a deeper understanding of Christ’s gift of self to us. For a helpful analysis of this painting, click on the image or visit: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings/descent-from-the-cross-weyden.htm#interpretation

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