5/13/09

Jesus in jeans


A church in East Sussex has unveiled a Marcus Cornish bronze statue dubbed "Jesus in jeans" depicting Christ as a man of the 21st century.

Father David Buckley unveiled the £35,000 seven-foot high bronze statue at the Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Catholic church in Uckfield.

(see the Telegraph article and more at The Argus)

What's your reaction to this sculpture?

In your prayer, do you have an image of Jesus? In your image of him, is he dressed as he would have been historically or in a more contemporary fashion?

Would such a sculpture in your church help you to pray?

Would a miniature on your bedroom or living room wall help you to pray?

What images of Jesus (in your imagination or in art) are helps to prayer?

Images: The Argus and Telegraph

-ConcordPastor