I’d be kidding myself if I tried to claim that I am any sort of art aficionado. I do like some art, but on the rare occasions that I venture into art gallery or museum, I usually find myself looking at paintings and sculptures and describing them as “nice”. Probably not what the artist had in mind when he or she was creating a piece that many others no doubt see in a very different light to me.
A few years ago, though, I was introduced to some of Caravaggio’s paintings. And they are pretty stunning.
Today, being the feast day of “Doubting” Thomas, I thought I’d share one of my favourite Caravaggio creations with you. It recounts the scene in which Jesus seeks to prove to Thomas that he is in fact the risen Christ. That Scripture passage contains one of my favourite verses in the Bible:
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
And here’s the Caravaggio for your viewing pleasure, in which Thomas takes up Christ’s invitation to touch the wounds to confirm his identity.