In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus speaks of dark and light—one of our most primary realities and symbols. How can this be vivid language today, when we can turn the switch and flood almost any place with light any time?
Rembrandt's meditations on Jesus' face reflect momentous changes in his faith—and in how people of his time envisioned Jesus.
Theologically, what does this piece of art evoke and why? To me, it suggests the religious aesthetics of a self-satisfied people.