I am blessed to have images of Christ all around me. In fact, there are some on the wall beside my workstation. My favorites are the icons that are above the altar where I stand in prayer in my prayer room. That’s where I seek his face and enter into the presence of the resurrected Jesus who is God in flesh and bone.
So, in agreement with John of Damascus, a monk and priest from Damascus, Syria writing in 730 A.D., “I do not worship matter, I worship the God of matter, who became matter for my sake, and lowered himself to inhabit matter, who worked out my salvation through matter.” God alone is worthy of my worship.
My icons are not Jesus, but they are windows onto heaven where I meet with God who sits between the cherubim. This is how I pray, standing face-to-face with God. That’s where I am whenever I pray. Who wants to join me?
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