The Saint in the Goggles
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”(I Corinthians 16:13)
“The Saint in the Goggles” is about the blindness of many in the Church today.
The saint in this piece sits contentedly wearing dark goggles. In her lap, she cradles a squid. While the squid may be charming, it literally does not belong on her lap outside of the water. It represents the ideas and philosophies that the Church is embracing to maintain it’s ‘face’ in the world today. She also holds a smart phone to represent our tethering to the media and technology. This technology is not in harmony with her dress and surroundings, and although it is small, the phone has a disproportionate amount of influence in our lives. Outside in the sky, sharks are flying around using red balloons. This may seem ridiculous, but the threat is still there. The dangers in the world are becoming more insidious and trying to masquerade as harmless or humorous. So, we must be more aware of the spiritual implications of seemingly insignificant or coincidental events.
“Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.” (2 Peter 3:17)