Monday, March 05, 2007

O Jerusalem!


Sorry I'm a day late, but I thought you might like to see this anyway. This is the best image I could find of a mosaic from Dominus Flevit ("the Lord wept") chapel, which is on the Mount of Olives. It is below a large window that looks out over the city. The inscription around the hen is the Latin text of Luke 13:34, and I am told that right across the bottom it says in Latin, YOU WERE NOT WILLING. Our pastor, who saw this several years ago and told us about it from the pulpit on Sunday, says that the hen looks like she would spit fire at anyone who tried to get to those chicks.

4 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

My Auntie Ann raised chickens when she lived in Oklahoma. Tellin' you they lose so many eggs to breakfast, bakin' and snakes, when they finally have live ones, look out! Jesus knew how to pick his parables!

Great picture, thanks.

net said...

That is an awesome, uh, whatever it is - mosaic, painting, fresco. I LIKE it! Thanks for sharing it with us!

St. Casserole said...

Love this! beautiful, too

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I really like that and I have no clue as to why!