John 1:29 “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
The Pieta by Gib Singleton provokes such profound emotion. A mother holds the body of her own child. She gave birth to Him, but now holds his lifeless body. The Christ is dead, hollow and empty. The Virgin looks at the viewer. She Stares. The mother is dead too, but not physically. She is physically alive but so overcome with sorrow and emotion that she appears lifeless. Profound shock and astonishment are upon her features. No loss is greater than a parent’s loss of a child. The viewer sees in the eyes of the Virgin something so very personal. The viewer then understands and participates in her enormous loss; a loss too big for one person to bear.