"We have come to tell you, we have come to announce, we are here, we have been here, we are coming, and you know why…" --St. Stephen
"To see our hearts is to look inside, to let the inside out is to be divine" -- TOPI proverb
"I want you to understand that is was not Jesus Christ that I went looking for among the Tarahumara, but myself... I know I was born otherwise, born of my own works and not of a mother... I was born only in my own labor-pangs and if you could only do the same for yourself (letter to Henri Parisot, from Antonio Artaud, Trans. by David Rattry, 7 Sept, 1945).By St Stephen.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus, the title given to an icon, which is not an icon. Rather it is a painting, and at once a signal, but for who? Who is it calling out to? It is calling out to no one and for everyone.
The famous image was wrought by José María Ibarrarán y Ponce, 1896.
|"O' this burning beard, I have come undone"|
--Clutch, "Burning Beard"
What we will and will not...
But first let us say what we will not say and why we will not say it. We will neither involve ourselves with the speculations of guilt that "naturally"* surrounds the above art work, which may, or may not, have been evoked as repentance, as to utter the name of God, in the Highest, for forgiveness; we have no sacred cows, for we are sacred now(s).