Friday February 27 :: In Every Respect

Deposition from the Cross (detail), Jacopo Pontormo (c.1526, Italian)
image  ::  Deposition from the Cross (detail), Jacopo Pontormo (c.1526, Italian)

“We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin
Hebrews 4:15

We have not an high priest above
Unmoved at what we suffer here:
In tenderest sympathy of love
He shares our pain, and grief, and fear,
Wounded with every wounded soul,
He bleeds the balm that makes us whole.

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762)

sound  :: Never Catch Me, Flying Lotus, feat. Kendrick Lamar (2014)

[Pontormo‘s angelic being anxiously bears the crucified body of Jesus; Lamar’s rhyme captures a transforming moment of death + Hiro Murai’s interpretation; Our High Priest “shares our pain, and grief, and fear” & “bleeds the balm that makes us whole”.]

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