Tuesday, April 7, 2015

No Other Human Face

Left: detail from Ethiopian icon. Right: detail from Chinese illustration.

His face.
He belongs to all peoples,
and yet is always unmistakably himself.
No other human face has ever been loved so much.
No other human face
has ever stirred up so much hope,
inspired so much trust,
or drawn forth the anguish and the longing
and the aching need that cries out
from the depths of our hearts.

This face.

All through the earth he says,
"I am with you. I will stay with you always."