Today's Gospel in Art - Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh

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Crying Girl, by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Crying Girl, by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Gospel of 11th September 2019 - Luke 6: 20-26

Fixing his eyes on his disciples Jesus said:

'How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God.

Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied.

Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh.

Happy are you when people hate you, drive you out, abuse you, denounce your name as criminal, on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy, for then your reward will be great in heaven. This was the way their ancestors treated the prophets. 'But alas for you who are rich: you are having your consolation now. Alas for you who have your fill now: you shall go hungry. Alas for you who laugh now: you shall mourn and weep. Alas for you when the world speaks well of you! This was the way their ancestors treated the false prophets.'

Reflection on the Lithograph

During the late 1950s many American painters began to adapt the imagery and motifs of comic strips and pop culture, and integrated them in their art works. One of the ground-breaking artists of this Pop Art movement was Roy Lichtenstein. His Crying Girl here goes beyond just a depiction of comic strip emotions......

To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/170



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