The prologue to St. John’s gospel introduces God’s Son as the Word. This life-giving Word—spoken down through the ages—became flesh and lived in our midst. For all of Christian history, the Word is intimately connected with all of human life. It is the purpose of TWIL (“The Word Is Life”) to bring the gospel to life and to bring life to the gospel. This blog will feature reflections on the Sunday Scriptures from contemporary Catholic writers, words of wisdom for our Spiritual journey from saints and blessed, and thoughtful reflections on masterpieces of sacred art. We at Living with Christ hope that they will help you grow in your spiritual life and deepen your relationship with the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christ is Risen!

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Painter Piero della Francesca (c. 1415-1492) was born in modern-day Tuscany. Known as a great mathematician, his paintings are characterized by their serene humanism as well as their use of geometric forms and perspective. This fresco of Christ’s resurrection was painted for the town hall of Sansepolcro. 

Banner in hand, Christ rises out of the tomb, over the sleeping soldiers. His stance is triumphant, and his powerful gaze penetrates the viewer. While the landscape is bleak and bare on Christ’s right, it is flourishing on his left: the stark contrast alludes to the renewal of humankind through Christ’s resurrection.

This Easter season, may the promise of salvation through Christ’s resurrection renew us and give us hope.

If you wish, sit quietly with the picture and reflect on the following question:

What does Jesus’ sacrifice mean for me?

What would I like to say to Jesus?

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