First published on December 18, 2013
"In order to reveal himself to men, in the condescension of his goodness God speaks to them in human words: 'Indeed the words of God, expressed in the words of men, are in every way like human language, just as the Word of the eternal Father, when he took on himself the flesh of human weakness, became like men.'" 101 CCC
My "Sketch" of Jesus
I realized that I've been trying to portray the great mystery of the Christ Child for many years now as this little one never ceases to amaze me. Pictured here is a charcoal sketch close-up of the Christ Child; completed a very long time ago.
He peeks out from the protection of his Mother's arms with a look of anticipation. To me, it's the same holy look that caused him to stay behind in the temple without his parent's knowledge. He has a natural longing to complete his mission.
A portion Mary's mantle to cover his tiny face. I don't recall anymore what I was thinking when I drew this face, but I guess it had something to do with the great unveiling that was about to take place at Christmas and the theme- what was hidden in the Old Testament is now revealed in the New:
"The unity of the two Testaments proceeds from the unity of God's plan and his Revelation. The Old Testament prepares for the New and the New Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed light on each other; both are true Word of God." ~141 CCC.
"Only the one and true God can save us now, the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who not only built the bridge across so infinite a span of sea, but sent his Son in the form of a Child to be that bridge...
Pontifex Maximus, we call him." ~Regis Martin
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