By Michele Sigg—
This sculpture is “The Cathedral” by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
Not the hands of lovers (that would require a left and a right hand)
Not the hands of one person in prayer (ditto)
Hands of different colors, or the same
The hands of two people in tender relationship with a space for God between them, binding them in quiet love
One perhaps more vulnerable, one stronger and protective–like two close friends.
During this time of Lent, I pray for strong relationships in the body of Christ, ones that are loving, deep, committed, sacred, as this sculpture suggests–a work of beauty and eternity, like a cathedral.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”Jesus’s words in John 13:34-35