The Image

This is usually a focal point of the home altar. Sometimes, it’s a piece of sacred art depicting Jesus. For me, most often a depiction of Jesus is the focal point of my altar. Sometimes the image is of something else entirely. Photographs of loved ones on their birthdays, print outs of art representing Saints we celebrate, sometimes kid art or my own.

Your home altar can be a spot to meditate on and explore different images of Jesus. This is a place to wrestle with the sacred images we are used to. Not to always have the same one, or the one we are most comfortable with. In the same way that we are always expanding our language, impressions and experiences of God, this is a place to also explore the image of God. Find images of black Jesus, brown Jesus, Jesus who is feminine or androgynous.