Soichi Watanabe, We Are One in Jesus Our Lord, 2008. Acrylic on canvas. 23 ½ x 31 ½ inches.
Read more in Rachel Hostetter Smith’s essay “The Thread that Weaves Life Together: Crossing Boundaries with the Charis Exhibition” in Image issue 65.
Lent (and lenten seasons of life) is about nurturing a posture that holds all things lightly, that ensures that our passions are subject to us and not the other way around. But Lent is a season that many of us fail to appreciate, in part because we’ve grown up with the impression that it is a time of vaguely spiritualized gloominess.
The contributors to God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter offer a different perspective: by delving deeply into our Christian tradition they reveal that it is not about becoming lost in our brokenness but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully.