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Sketch for The Good Samaritan
Plaster over wire, wood

15 inches, 2009

Jesus’ life is an inversion, a repudiation, of Cain’s cry, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  Jesus claims us as “brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:3).  Having become, through his Incarnation, “like his brothers and sisters in every respect” (Hebrews 2:17), he knows all the hidden and broken places of our lives.


Teaching, loving, healing, he chooses to bear our sins and fears and sorrows, entering even into our death.  This sketch for The Good Samaritan embodies that deep kinship and all-embracing compassion, showing us the parable as emblematic of Jesus’ own life and our lives as his followers.  For Jesus is both the one who comforts and the one who suffers.  And we are called to see Jesus in the face of those who suffer and, conversely, to act as Jesus' hands as we comfort those in need.





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