Posted by: HAT | December 22, 2014

Joseph Dreams of Fatherhood

an angel meets the sleeping Joseph, in deep chiaroscuro

“… an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream …”

Hi, Gang!

If we had been using Luther Seminary’s Narrative Lectionary, yesterday we would have read Matthew 1:18-25.

Georges de la Tour’s representation of that text seems intimate, tender, almost as if the angel is a child – as if to invite old Joseph to visualize the possibilities in being a parent that are just about to open up … despite the obvious circumstances …


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