Staring Through Good Friday

San Francisco de Asis Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico

It is enough to stare at this scandalous image for a while on this Good Friday and sit with what might get stirred up inside. Art shows us what we cannot see in words. Wordless silence transports the heart faster than a hundred paragraphs of sentences with nouns and verbs even amazing adjectives. We are visual learners—aren’t we? Perhaps that is why the crucifixion happened so we could really see with our hearts and somehow grasp the love of God after all.

We are too wordy perhaps these days when silence can tell us more.

Words fail to communicate what has happened…what did happen.

So we sit in silence and stare.

This is my Lenten Journey.

Stephen W. Smith
Potter’s Inn
www.pottersinn.com