The Painter and Christ - Marc Chagall
Just some thoughts.
I couldn't find an image of Jesus Crucified to display online so I settled upon this one by Chagall. I like it that he painted the Crucifixion so often. Many artistic depictions strike me as bordering on homo-erotic. Christ's musculature is often too well developed and the pose much too sinuous, and so on. I much prefer early iconography and Siennese style depictions, as well as medieval style images, which seem to me more sober, while moving the soul to devotion.
Good Friday begins the novena to the Divine Mercy - so don't forget. And remember the chaplet is the most important part of that.
I finished my Annunciation icon but I'm waiting to varnish. I had to redo some calligraphy as well. I'm not sure when I'll present it. I'm not even sure it will be accepted. My entire Lent was spent working on it - and before that of course. So. That means my Lent was a complete failure.
Which means I especially need the Divine Mercy, because I have empty hands ...
“[During prayer] while standing before the Lord, show Him not only your empty hands but also your dirty hands filled with your attachments . . . and pray that He will have mercy on you.” - Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer