In the past, at a church exhibit in Dallas, I encountered a woman who was moved by a Reflections of Christ print. She spoke to me about her life as a "stripper" and her struggles to leave that lifestyle behind. As she spoke, I could tell there was much more to her story, but I didn't want to pry. As our conversation continued, she resolved on her own to never return to that lifestyle again. The mere thought of Jesus gave her the strength to make such a bold decision.
It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that judging someone will help them to see their mistakes. However, most people are already aware of their shortcomings. Jesus offered this woman something much more powerful: space to feel safe and the absence of judgment. This experience inspired me to create more Jesus prints, with the intention of spreading love and healing to everyone who encounters them.
Instead of approaching others with the intention of correcting or judging them, what if we approached everyone with the intent to give them space to heal? Imagine if we used our power to make people feel safe, rather than labeling them. Could this lead to deeper, more meaningful relationships with our friends and family?
Jesus prints have the power to bring us closer to Christ and to help us connect with the divine. The woman at the church exhibit was moved by the image she was looking at, and her story shows us the power of art and symbolism. The image she was looking at was able to move her and give her the strength to make a change in her life. It's important to remember that we can use Jesus prints and other forms of religious art as tools for reflection and inspiration.
There are many different ways that Jesus prints can bring us closer to Christ. For some people, it might be the emotional impact of seeing a powerful image that speaks to their heart. For others, it might be the beauty and craftsmanship of a well-made piece of art. Still, for others, it might be the reminder of the teachings of Christ and the love that he has for all of us.
When we surround ourselves with Jesus prints and other forms of religious art, we create an environment that is conducive to spiritual growth and reflection. These prints can help us to meditate on the teachings of Christ and to draw closer to him. They can remind us of our faith and our commitment to living a life of service and compassion.
By having Jesus prints in our homes, we can be constantly reminded of the power of intent and withholding judgment. These images can serve as a daily reminder that everyone is fighting their own battles and that it is not our place to judge them. Instead, we can strive to be like Jesus and offer them love and support, creating a safe space where they can feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
Reflections of Christ prints can bring a sense of peace and comfort, reminding us of the love and grace that Jesus offers us. In times of stress or anxiety, simply looking at an image of Jesus can provide a sense of calm and reassurance. It can serve as a reminder that we are not alone in our struggles and that Jesus is always with us, guiding us and offering us comfort.
Jesus prints can serve as a conversation starter, allowing us to share our faith with others. Displaying these images in our homes can create opportunities for us to share our beliefs with family and friends who may not be familiar with Jesus or Christianity. By doing so, we can spread the love and message of Jesus, helping others to find hope and faith in their own lives.
Jesus prints can bring us closer to Christ in many ways. They serve as a reminder to withhold judgment and offer love and support, provide a sense of peace and comfort in times of stress, and can serve as a tool for sharing our faith with others. By displaying these images in our homes, we can create a daily reminder of the love and grace that Jesus offers us, helping us to live a more Christ-centered life.
First Stone by Mark Mabry, Reflections of Christ