Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This was done in a single night after work. A friend of mine requested me to paint an image of a laughing Jesus. No verse in the bible which tells us that Jesus laughed. His laughter wasn't recorded in the Gospel but I guess Jesus Christ got some time to laugh for He was a real, flesh-and-blood human being. This image has another side to it. This may connotes a laughter of hope and joy in the face of despair in spite of poverty and injustice suffered by poor people around the world. This image of Jesus speaks of hope that the chains of oppression will be broken and we will be free to become all what we are meant to be in God's grace.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh" (Luke 6:21).