Friday, April 18, 2014


"Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)" - Salvador Dalí

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer)

Did You Die For Me?

Did you die for me,
Jesus, did you?
Did God raise you for me?

Why? Why for me?
What good am I?
What use to you?

You say because you love me.
Why do you love me?
Because you are love, you say.

I must love my brother;
I must love my sister.
As you love me, so must I love.

Spirit of God,
Dove of love,
Fill my heart to overflowing.

(June Butler - 3-20-08)
Though I looked at other paintings of the Crucifixion, the Dali is so very stark and powerful, that I posted it once again.
Gospel of John 19:1-19

1 comment:

  1. This painting by Dali has been a powerful metaphor for me since I first saw a slide of it in college. Picture a hollow cube being unfolded into a flat (i.e. two-dimensional) cross shape. The cross in this painting is a four-dimensional hypercube ("hypercubus" in Latin) unfolded into three-dimensional space. I have always taken this to say that Jesus is what God looks like "unfolded" into human space.


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