Modern Religious Art

Tony O'Connell

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Saints

The use of the halo symbol in the religious arts of many traditions has generally denoted one of exceptional saintliness or perfection. By implication those not depicted with halos have often been seen as somehow of a lower order of spiritual worth. It strikes me as more logical to recognise that every single consciousness has the potential for some growth toward Light (be that internal or external). If only one could glimpse, or even capture, the fleeting instances of perfection, compassion and wisdom in ordinary experience which are so easy to overlook. If such moments could be recorded on the snap shot camera or the phone in the pocket would anyone believe them?

                                                                                 Tony O'Connell

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Modern Religious Art