Swiss Painter, Antonio Ciseri, painted this from 1864-1870. The Transport of Christ to the Sepulcher
This image pierced me when I saw it recently. I feel like each year, toward the end of Lent, I am asked to yet again forsake my comforts to walk with a processional as is depicted here. I feel the earth shift beneath my feet and occasionally dare to look upon my savior's broken body moving down the street. I hear weeping the likes of which hadn't been heard since Jeremiah lamented a lost and dying Jerusalem. I walk this road each year. May we quiet ourselves for the next few days. Where ever you may work- your studio, your writing shed, your workshop, your music room, your office- pray without ceasing. Think of Jesus as you create.
Jesus, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.