Acrylic on museum quality masonite, 22 x 28.5”
* Donated to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy
On the crossbar is written Greek script from the Prophet Isaiah 53:6.
“AND THE LORD HAS LAID UPON HIM THE INIQUITIES OF US ALL”
In Pope John Paul II’s book, The Trinity’s Embrace (pp.332-333), he states,
“On the cross Jesus actually continued his intimate dialogue with the Father, living
it with the full force of his lacerated and suffering humanity, never losing the trusting attitude of the Son who is ‘one’ with the Father.
…in his passion, Christ fully opened his anguished human existence to the action of the Holy Spirit, who gave him the necessary force to make his death a perfect offering to the Father.
...After Jesus’ death on the cross the water that flowed from his pierced side can be seen as a symbol of the gift of the Spirit. The Father then glorifies his Son, giving him the capacity to communicate the Spirit to all human beings.”