Dalit Madonna by Jyoti Sahi
Methodist Collection of Modern Christian Art
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Advent Sunday...the beginning of a new year,
& this year we turn to the Gospel of Luke ...
Matthew tells the nativity story from the point of view of Joseph
Luke gives us Mary
· Luke is the only one who tells us about the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary, of Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth....& the whole story of Zechariah, Elizabeth & the birth of John the Baptist
Luke alone writes about the shepherds the outcasts visiting the manger...and this seems so pertinent these days, with all kinds of poor and vulnerable people suffering through the cuts in UK; people in the poorest areas of the world already suffering the effects of climate change, not to mention the way refugees are now stuck in various bottlenecks across Europe...
this painting seemed very appropriate for this first week of Advent...