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In my first parish on Long Island, NY, on my day off I was perusing the stores in East Northport.   There was a sign for an art studio sale.  The artist, Stanley Twardowicz, (Bio) was selling off his all his studio supplies, works of art etc.  I came across a series of black and white photos of which you see two.  This series of photos is entitled, “France-1952 (Christ)”.  The artist  came across one of many road-side shrines in the French country-side.  At this particular one, the workers had taken down the corpus (the representation of the body of our Lord) from the cross and inside was a bee-hive.  Those workers made a bee line away from it!  Mr. Twardowicz then took a series of photos of the corpus on the ground.

Though I have never seen one,  I like the idea of road-side shrines of our Lord’s Crucifixion.  Life in Christ is a journey.  G. K. Chesterton said of the Cross that it is the sign-post for free travelers.  I would tweak his statement and say, freed travelers.  Following Him we are freed. These photos striking and stark as stark as sin and the One Who bore our sin in His Body so that we are freed in faith to love and serve.  Our will always leads to death and damnation.  His will leads to life and salvation:  always, as He is risen! On Holy Saturday, the Great Sabbath, He took all our death and sin into Himself to the grave.  He rested and now we can both rest in Him so He works in us.  Yet, even in death, as the photo below portrays, He is the Victor.  His arm raised in victory for us.

“It was a strange and dreadful strife
When Life and Death contended;
The victory remained with Life,
The reign of Death was ended;
Holy Scripture plainly saith
That Death is swallowed up by Death,
His sting is lost forever.
Hallelujah!”

(“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”
by Martin Luther, 1483-1546)

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