If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Friday, March 12, 2010

God so Loved: a divine feminine tattoo design

God is neither male nor female. God is Spirit. Therefore, we cannot create an image of God that adequately reflects God's spiritual essence. And yet, the images we have made of God throughout history have been male images (For example, Michelangelo's Creation image on the Sistine Chapel). Since we, male and female, were made in the image of God (Genesis), then if we are going to make an image of God we should be able to image God as both male and female.

Here is a feminine image of God I created for a friend, who wants such a tattoo for her next birthday, using the well known text from John 3:16: "For God so loved the world..."

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