Friday, 26 February 2010

Filey Parish 40 Days and Nights , Day 10 St John of the Cross

 Salvador Dali's St John of the Cross (Copyright Glasgow City Council), and on view at Kelvingrove

 I know that Salvador Dali is considered to have been a controversial artist but I am sure that his painting `Christ of St.John of the Cross`was inspired.
We are encouraged ,quite properly, to consider the hope of the Resurrection,embodied in an empty cross,but I am always humbled by the figure of Jesus on the cross because He hung there for me and indeed in Dali`s painting He is shown embracing the whole world in His loving arms.
We should never lose sight of the fact  that `it was for us that Jesus hung and suffered there`

Psalm 130

A song of ascents.
 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;  2 O Lord, hear my voice.
       Let your ears be attentive
       to my cry for mercy.
 3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
       O Lord, who could stand?
 4 But with you there is forgiveness;
       therefore you are feared.
 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
       and in his word I put my hope.
 6 My soul waits for the Lord
       more than watchmen wait for the morning,
       more than watchmen wait for the morning.
 7 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
       for with the LORD is unfailing love
       and with him is full redemption.
 8 He himself will redeem Israel
       from all their sins.


  1. love it Dad! what lovely thoughts. This painting is part of my childhood. Love you dad! xxx

  2. I love that painting . It is so powerful and at the foot,the serenity of the sea and boat.



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