September 30, 2005

My Journey to God

The face of Jesus

The body of Christ,
the face of Jesus,
the host placed upon my hand
so small, but yet so strong.

I see the face of Jesus there
giving me a stronger faith
and a blessed peace within.

I know he is always very near.
I am not afraid.
The body of Christ.

By Martyne Sheehan

(Martyne Sheehan is a member of St. Michael Parish in Charlestown and a member of the Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. This image of Christ is a detail taken from the promotional artwork for the film The Face: Jesus in Art, which was released on March 31, 2001. The work is a mosaic-composite made up of tiny images of Christ. The film, funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign, examines 2,000 years of artistic renderings of Christ.) †


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