This sculpture, located in New Brunswick Theological Seminary, is entitled “Everything I Have is Yours.” I love the look of joy on the one face, and the bliss of contentment on the other 1. Mercy really should be a joy to hold out, and contentment in the love which offer mercy should be our only response to it’s presence.
We live in a world becoming increasingly devoid of mercy, where it’s seen as a weakness others will exploit. But this sculpture tells me offering mercy may actually be a point where we are most genuinely human.
Sadly, I didn’t have my Nikon with me today as I travelled, so I had to “settle” for my iPhone 6s+ camera to take this photo.
- I realize this is likely an image of the father talking to the older son in Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son. But he looks content to me. ↩