Peter’s Poignant Pose
He bowed low in the golden garment of deep humility unable to meet his Master’s look. In the river of the present moment the three time denial evaporated in a reiteration of love flowing back and forth giving and receiving the keys of the kingdom. The rough and tumble fisherman whose impulsive emotions spelt trouble, is now Petros, the rock reverently kissing Jesus’ pierced right hand ready to be a true disciple. Clothed in pale blue signifying the healing power of God, Jesus charges repentant Peter to “Feed my sheep” gently touching two lambs looking on in pure white, all now in perfect harmony. The aura of the Baroque emphasizes movement and warm colors splashed on with bold brush strokes as three apostles witness meaningful minutes enveloped in beauty. We too are invited to unite ourselves with Peter, to be faithful followers acquiring the art of living life fully, absorbing the love and healing offered to us each day, a happy blend of forgiveness and commission. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Visio Divina of Ruben’s “Christ’s Charge to Peter” (1616) based on John 21 and Matthew 16:17-19 - The Wallace Collection in London, England.