Kelly Latimore is a modern iconographer. In addition to writing* icons of modern saints, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Nicholas Black Elk, and Mary Oliver, she also has several icons of the Holy Family and Christ showing them as vulnerable people: refugees, incarcerated, poor. View her gallery here.
What does it mean to depict Jesus Christ and the saints in this way?
What does it say about where and how God meets us?
*Icons are "written," not painted, because, in the orthodox tradition from which they come, writing an icon is consider to prayer more than art.
Think for a second, what is your relationship with God like? Is God your parent, comforter, friend, mentor, guide, teacher, or something else? How does your relationship with God effect how you relate to the world? Listen to this podcast about salvation.
Watch this video of the ELCA's Presiding Bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton on engaging Martin Luther's Freedom of a Christian. What are things that you do because you are a baptized Christian? How do these things effect your relationship with your neighbor or with the planet?