Why the Modern World Needs Icons, Jennifer Fulwiler

Yesterday was one of those days when it’s hard to pray…Christ the Teacher

As I sat in my room and stared at Christ the Teacher, I got lost in all the messages conveyed in the image. Christ’s blue cloak symbolizes his divine nature, and the crimson color of the garment underneath is to remind us of the human blood that he shed for each of us. I looked at the halo that surrounds his head and noticed the Greek letters, which express “I am Who Am,” the name of God in Exodus 3:14. And yet the letters are in the shape of a cross, which hit home the shattering truth that the unfathomable “I Am” allowed himself to be subject to human torture, that he is the God who suffers with us. [Contine Reading…]