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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Waxing iconoclastic on the iconoclasts
is Amy Welborn in an eloquent post defending sacred art in churches:
The liturgists tell us, of course, that we don’t need representational art because it distracts from the truth that we are the Church.
Posh. We are the Church, but we’re not the entire Church, thank God. Look. I live in a house. In a few days, I’m pleased to say, all my children are going to be here. We are a family.
Does putting pictures on the wall distract us from that reality? Does having old photographs of my mother and her brother when they were children, or my grandparents portrait, or a photograph of my dad with my two older sons render us all stupid and forgetful of the fact that we are a family?
Uh, no. In fact, most of us would say that it strengthens our sense of family because it reminds us of the fullness of who we are, roots us in the past and gives us hope for the future.