Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Alexamenos and his God

The above picture is the tracing of a second-century Roman graffito depicting the head of a jackass on Jesus' body being crucified. A man stands next to the cross with this arms raised. The caption reads:

"Alexamenos worships his god."

The word of the cross is utter foolishness to the fallen, human mind. Yet this crucified carpenter whom the world regards as a jackass is the power of God for those who are being saved.

One's response to the cross is the dividing line of the whole human race. It is a shocking, offensive message. If a lot of people don't abhor it, we must ask ourselves whether we are really being faithful to the message.

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