The Nativity (2): Touching

The closeness of mother and newborn is a beautiful thing. This representation of the Nativity reminds me that being a new mother has its awkward moments too!The Nativity on the West Frieze of Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

 

My Prayer:

Jesus, how strange human life must have seemed from the inside. Thank you for being willing to come skin-close to us.

Scriptural Touchstone:

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, Jesus humbled himself… Philippians 2:5-8 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:

The Nativity on the West Frieze of Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

As you, like Joseph in this image, ponder the meanings of Christ’s birth, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

Photos:

Twelfth-century Nativity sculptures (1145-55) on the west capital frieze at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

The Nativity on the West Frieze of Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

 

Other posts in this series:
The Nativity (1): Christmas Love

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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