As Jesus Himself is, so we are called to be; we who are the Body of Christ in our time. And when it comes to the end of time and our lives are assessed and judged by God then the bottom line will be “whatever you did to one of the least of these you did it to me and whatever you neglected to do to one of the least of these you neglected to do it to me” (Matthew 25:31-46)
…there is one group of people that has stirred my conscience from today’s gospel – the prisoners. Jesus says “when I was in prison you visited me!” Sadly, I have never visited a prison and so have never visited Christ in this way. And I’m not suggesting that we all need to go running off to start visiting prisons because there are people called to this ministry but we are all called to be aware of the prisoner, to be concerned for the prisoner.
Jonathan Byrne, a Dublin based professional artist has spent three years working on a new image of the Face of Christ. The work process and outcome is documented on my website: www.reedeemer.com “My objective was to produce an image that would be less definitive than the traditional images and to deliver a modern image for the new generation.”