A Meditative Look at Michelangelo's Pieta`
"The Lord speaks in diverse ways: his deeds are words, as in the creation account we read, "He spoke and so it came to be." He speaks in the splendors of the universe and through all within it. He teaches in human language, and especially in the words of his incarnate Word...But in all these manners the Lord is communicating through the beautiful, the true, and the good....Thus God addresses us constantly through a snowflake, a tulip, a Mozart concerto, the Pieta`." Thomas Dubay, The Evidential Power of Beauty In his book, Shaped by the Cross , Meditations on the sufferings of Jesus, Ken Gire quotes Charles Rich saying about the sculpture by Michelangelo, "There is so much in the Pieta` that if you lived a thousand years and wrote a thousand books you can never express it. In other word, there is a divine quality in it. It must have been inspired, because how could a boy, twenty-four years old, create a work like that? You can't imagine how.