for good friday

Salvador Dali
Christ of St. John of the Cross (1951; Spanish)
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
Glasgow, Scotland

When I was AWOL, walking around Great Britain, I stayed in Glasgow and happened to visit the St. Mungo Museum. I walked around a corner and was stunned by this huge painting. Now it's one of my favorites. It's based on some sketches John of the Cross made from a vision.

Dali didn't paint any nails in Jesus' hands and feet. I thought of that during our Good Friday service here, when I saw this quote by Catherine of Siena:
"For nails would not have held God-and-Man fast to the Cross, had love not held Him there."