Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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Banksy and Blasphemy

Hey buddies!

One other day coming at you from set on my appearing job!

I do know, we’re three weeks away from my marriage ceremony, and I’ll be an hour and a half away from residence for the subsequent two weeks from 7:45am – 5pm. Maybe somewhat loopy, however hey — I like loopy.

Replace on the invitation saga…A LOT of individuals STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR INVITATIONS!! We put them within the mail practically a MONTH in the past…

Right here’s what we realized: Black, outsized envelopes that require additional postage require additional dealing with, and take A LOT longer to mail!

Is that this one thing that I want our invitation woman advised us once we had been designing it? Yesssss. Are we pissed off and frazzled as a result of our ultimate depend is due TODAY and variety of individuals haven’t gotten their invites but, and we’ve solely gotten 15 out of 180 RSVPs again? YESSSS.

So yeah, our weekend consisted of calling and texting 335 individuals apologizing for the late invite, and asking in the event that they had been coming or not.

So yeah…it’s been a little bit of a journey this weekend. And now I’m again on set!

However a pair different attention-grabbing issues occurred this weekend! To start with, Steven (my fiance) obtained his certification to be a Eucharistic Minister at Mass! He did SUCH a terrific job up there on Sunday! It was so lovely to obtain communion from him. I obtained somewhat choked up 🙂

However we’re pondering of each being Eucharistic Ministers at our marriage ceremony Mass! (I used to be licensed once I was in highschool, so I’m already one.) What do you assume? I’m somewhat frightened about how logistically that may work with me (and the TRAIN my marriage ceremony costume has)…

However my mom assured me that that’s what my bridesmaids are for 🙂

Secondly, in Cincinnati this weekend, not solely was it the Flying Pig marathon, not solely had been the Cincinnati Reds on the town, and never solely was the Kentucky Derby this weekend…however Banksyland was at a pop up location downtown.

Now, for those who’ve by no means heard of Banksy, you then’re in good firm — I didn’t know who he-or-she was earlier than I met my fiance.

Banksy is that this nameless road graffiti artist. And nobody is aware of who this individual is. Murals of theirs have offered for upwards of 12 million {dollars}.

That is his or her most well-known murals, maybe you’ve seen it.

Anywho — Banksyland is that this touring exhibit that highlights Banksy and their work. It has been in Chicago, NYC, Paris, LA, and now Cincinnati! In order that’s fairly cool.

So Steven and I went this weekend.

And certain sufficient, I walked in, and on the wall was an enormous crucifix of Jesus…form of.

It was was a blasphemous picture of Christ.

It was His crucified physique within the place on the cross, however there was no cross, and hanging from His pierced fingers had been purchasing luggage.

The signal reads…

Capitalism and the Tradition of Consumption

A persistent critique of capitalism and consumerism is central to a lot of Banksy’s work. Trolleys, sale ends, and Christ with purchasing luggage, all expore symbols of materialism resulting in the excesses of up to date Western cultures in quite a lot of completely different media.

Frankly, I don’t care what sort of commentary you’re attempting to make concerning the tradition or consumerism — the picture of our Lord crucified just isn’t one thing that you could manipulate or cheapen with purchasing luggage or cheeky symbolism within the title of “edgy artwork.”

And it makes me actually disgusted that Banksy used this picture in such a disrespectful means.

Jesus on the Cross is a picture of the best act of merciful, sacrificial, self-giving love. Jesus’ mangled, bloody physique on the Cross is the success of the future of humanity. It’s that blood — His blood — which opened the door to salvation.

I used to be deeply disturbed by the disrespect proven to that treasured picture of our Savior’s crucified physique — and I wanted to share.

As to the commentary on consumerism – certain. I imply, yeah: we dwell in a horribly materialistic society the place extra runs rampant. Now we have extra “stuff” now than ever in historical past that guarantees to make us joyful and but, we’re a depressed, horribly off-track tradition. However none of these truths justify utilizing our Lord’s picture in vein.

That’s simply my “Two Cents.”

What do you assume? Do you assume it’s actually that “large of a deal?” Did Banksy go too far? Hold forth within the feedback!

OK – lunch break is over! Time to get again to work!

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