Friday, April 23, 2010

"Have you united yourself to Christ?"

Occasionally when you look at a familiar image, you realize that for some time you've been experiencing some aspect of it in a way that is suddenly (and to your surprise!) making itself known at the level of your conscious awareness.

Yesterday, I noticed that when I see this icon, I've been assuming for months that under Christ's hand, there is an identical nail hole in Adam's hand.

Maybe this is because of this phrase that we pray in church: "Nail our flesh to the fear of Thee, wound our souls with Thy love..."

The only thing I wonder re. the baptismal question in the title of this blog entry is this: it surely doesn't seem as though Adam himself is performing the uniting with Christ, but that he's just waiting in Hades, and then Christ comes along and yanks him up.



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