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Classic Reflections Again

I owe this classic text from John Wilson:

His Image Recovered, by Scott Cairns (from Love’s Immensity)

“So—and yes, I’m asking—what was the God to do?

What other course—His being God and All—but to renew His lately none-too-vivid Image in the aspect of mankind, so that, by His Icon thus restored, we dim occasions might once more come to know Him? And how should this be done, save by the awful advent of the very God Himself, our Lord and King and gleaming Liberator Jesus Christ?

Here, beloved numbskulls, is a little picture: You gather, one presumes, what must be done when a portrait on a panel becomes obscured—maybe even lost—to external stain.

The artist does not discard the panel, though the subject must return to sit for it again, whereupon the likeness is etched once more upon the same material. As He tells us in the Gospel, I came to seek and to save that which was lost—our faces, say.”

 

Read it again in light of this painting by Richard Caemmerer: “Incarnation”

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