Saturday, August 23, 2008

The keys of the kingdom

This wonderful painting of this weekend's Gospel passage speaks for itself. It pictures Jesus and the crowd and the apostles and disciples in the clothing and setting of high Renaissance Europe.

The painter, who himself lived in the Renaissance, knew that the message of the Gospel is not just for the 1st century residents of Israel,
but the message of the Gospel is relevant to every age.

What might this picture look like if painted today, in 2008?
Perhaps Jesus would be giving the keys to Peter, not dressed in pure white robes, but Peter dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, like the majority of young people in the world today.
Use your imagination to make this scene come alive!.

Imagine that it's you that Jesus gives the keys to!

How do you respond?

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