Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 89.

Day 89 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

Going to church with my Mom while growing up, I was always confused when hearing “Lamb of God” in song or spoken by the pastor.

“Why are we singing about lambs?” was the question on 10-year-old Nick’s mind.

Of course, as I grew older, I learned that “lamb” was used as a metaphorical term, as in the sacrificing of lambs. Jesus was the sacrifice. Jesus was the lamb.

Whatever your beliefs, I thank you for visiting this blog. I’m open-minded when it comes to religion and spirituality— everyone has the right to believe what they’d like, even if it’s a mixture of faiths.

Last month, I visited St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Upon entering, one of the first breathtaking moments comes as you see Michelangelo’s Pietà. This masterpiece, dating back to 1498, features Mary, holding the body of Jesus after his crucifixion. According to good ole’ Wikipedia, Michelangelo did not want his version of The Pieta to represent death, but rather to show the “religious vision of abandonment and a serene face of the Son,” thus the representation of the communion between man and God by the sanctification through Christ.

Chills run down your spine and faith runs through your heart when standing inside St. Peter’s, looking at this Michelangelo masterpiece. Photos are hard to get, because of the sheer amount of tourists using flash, but here is the one that I took:

pieta

We’ll call this one LAMB and knock it off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of March:

Blizzard

Lion

Lamb

Lucky

Ugly Duckling

Hat

Role Model

Final Four

Green

Sin

Grouchy

Basketball

Leprechaun

Plastered

Spring Break

Smoke

Egg

Spiritual

Relax

Feature

Hair

On-a-Stick

Dip

Dye

Sign

Airplane

Good

Holy

Bunny

Pastel

Wood

March 2013

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2 comments on “Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 89.

  1. The Pietà is truly a moving artwork. Thanks for posting this.

    I cried, overwhelmed, the first time I walked into St. Peter’s. It wasn’t even the crowds, though it was during Easter Week. St. Peter’s wasn’t the first massive cathedral I’d been into, so I don’t know why I was so moved here except this is the Big Cathedral, Top Dog of Cathedrals, and I was raised Catholic. Later, I found out there is actually a name for being overwhelmed by art — Stendhal Syndrome.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7914746/Scientists-investigate-Stendhal-Syndrome-fainting-caused-by-great-art.html

  2. Catherine,
    Thanks so much for sharing that!!

    Now I know why I was so consumed with different emotions.

    I was in Rome for just a day as part of a cruise. So we only got to spend a short time inside St. Peter’s… I could have spent hours and hours wandering and wondering.

    Have a great Easter.

    Nick

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