Thursday, 1 February 2018
Halos and Hearts.
We are used to seeing depictions of saints and angels, the Holy Family, and even Jesus himself with halos around their heads.
This leads us to believe that sainthood or holiness is about what we think.
But what we think is a secondary factor.
Sainthood is about the heart.
It is about Love.
Even the depictions of Jesus' and Mary's hearts have thorns and daggers around them which suggest suffering and pain.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus should not be surrounded by thorns and pierced by daggers. These represent the passion and suffering of Jesus, not the unconditional love which Jesus showed to everyone.
So, in the future, representations of spiritual people should show an open heart giving love.
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