Friday, August 8, 2014

Signposts on a Spiritual Journey: "It Is Such an Irony. The Holy Land Has Such a Long History of Being Drenched in Blood"

Photograph: Petri Storlöpare,

When we return from our trip of the last week, a postcard from our friends John and Andre is waiting for us. They're visiting the Holy Land.

They write, 

It is such an irony. The Holy Land has such a long history of being drenched in blood. 

The card they've sent shows Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of St. Peter," with a photo of a Palestinian man wounded by Israeli settlers while harvesting olives on the West Bank in October 2006 superimposed over the crucifixion scene.

The photograph of a signpost to Kaitum, Sweden, is by Petri Storlöpare at his blog.

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