Tuesday, 12 September 2006

An American Pieta

Yes, I know that faith and state are a dangerous mixture. But I'm undecided about an American Pieta. It almost seems, dare I say, appropriate, given the reference to September 11. On second thought, I'm not at all comfortable with associating America with the Messiah; Christ made himself vulnerable, gave up his power for our salvation. The mourning of Mary, though, I get that. I bet you she mourns every day when she sees how merciful we are not. This is tough to think about, even after five years. I still have mixed feelings about it all. Perhaps that's why I'm not totally convinced that this version of the Pieta is completely inappropriate. What say you, cyberspace folk?

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