The 2006 Lebanon War is the motivation of this work.
The conflict killed more than a thousand people,
most of who were Lebanese, and displaced approximately 1.4 million
most of the displaced were able to return to their homes, parts of
Southern Lebanon remain uninhabitable due to unexploded cluster bombs.
The image shows a result of this war: a Lebanese man stands amidst
the devastation of his community, destruction is everywhere.
Warfare is a recapitulation of the Christ’s passion. Those
who die as a result of warfare share in the death of Christ on the
cross. The solution to warfare is found in the words of Christ from
the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what
they are doing.” Forgiveness is breathed over the whole
creation on Good Friday, may forgiveness blow through the hearts
and minds of those who wage war.
Gregory of Nyssa
Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California