Something I’ve never noticed before…

310px-Spas_vsederzhitel_sinay  I'm sitting at a convention of the denomination that I have recently started to partner with in Kingdom ministry…a fellow professor is teaching on 2 Corinthians.  He put up this famous 6th century icon of Jesus Christ Pantocrator.  He told an interesting story about the icon itself…apparently, when the artist unveiled the work, his fellow monks disputed the consistency of the depiction…they didn't like the fact that there was "something wrong with the face".  As they gazed upon the icon, the two sides of Jesus' face were unique/different/distinguishably peculiar.  They were about to tell the artist to go back to the drawing board when, according to the historical account, the artist said that he intended it that way.  He was attempting to depict the dual nature of Jesus – divine/human.  The monks then asked which one was which and the iconagrapher remarked, "I'm not going to tell you – that's for you to discern".  Well, I'm looking for some reference to unscore and validate this story – but I must tell you – I have looked at this icon many times…usually in smaller size.  I never noticed that before…now I do.  In fact, I can't keep my eyes off it.  Isn't that the way it is though…the more you know of Jesus, the more captivating He is?  You decide!

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