"lent 5 - 2012: the broken get fixed"
mixed media collage on stretched box canvas (acylic paint, found papers, vintage papers, glue, marker)
gregory a. milinovich
and this is the question that people have been asking for, well, forever. maybe they ask it in different ways, or maybe they get tired of asking it and assign themselves some sort of cool name to make it look like they are too detached to care, but in the end, we all hate brokenness and want things to be made right again. we want things to be fixed. we wants things to be aligned, to fit, to work, and to be the way they were meant to be. we want the things we make to bring healing and hope. we want cancer to end. we want accidents to end. we want disease to end. we want despair to end. we want addiction to end. we want all the brokenness to end.
and that's the Gospel. that's it. ever wonder how to share the good news of Jesus with others? well here it is: the broken get fixed.
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers– all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross." -colossians 1:15-20
and so here is my collage to represent this incredible truth. the people get fixed. the relationships get fixed. the broken dreams get fixed. the battered bodies get fixed. the plaster geese get fixed. all that is loved and lovable and even that which is broken beyond all loving recognition, gets fixed. ALL THINGS. even me. even.me. un-be-stinkin'-lievable. and yet it is exactly what we believe. the paradox of our Gospel.