A Picture of Good Friday Love

Years ago while visiting South Africa I found a picture of the Crucifixion that touched my heart, instantly. With pride of place it now hangs on my wall here where I see it every day. Created by South African artist Portchie, he wrote this about it: “I believe that the Crucifixion is the most important happening in history and also in my own personal life. Therefore I thought to comment on it.”

“Look at the Cross and you will see Jesus’ head bent to kiss you, His arms extended to embrace you, His heart opened to receive you, to enclose you within His love.” Saint Teresa of Calcutta

grace, peace & Good Friday Love


“I’ve seen hatred and I have seen love. And Love is more powerful.” Immaculée Ilibagiza

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12 Responses to A Picture of Good Friday Love

  1. Beautiful. Thank you.

  2. And coming back to you

  3. sandomina says:

    I just loved your last quote.

    • Virginia says:

      If you read Immaculée’s books (especially “Left to Tell”) that quote has an even more powerful meaning. She survived the Rwandan genocide when all but one of her family were killed… 🌟🙏🌟

  4. Michelle says:

    What a touching piece of art! The crucifixion story always makes me cry.

  5. AnuRijo says:

    Reading this post today…on Good Friday..🙌🏻🙏

  6. My Carmel says:

    Beautiful and a very special painting. Thank you dear Virginia! God bless you! ❤

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