Truthfully, we watched the first Catholicism a couple of years ago, and the next in the series is called Catholicism, the Pivotal Players. Bishop Barron navigates us through the lives of some profoundly influential individuals, who’ve expanded our capacity to love God. We are almost done this series, each episode focusing on a different “player.”
Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Catherine of Siena, Chesterton, Newman…well, and tonight we watched the episode on Michelangelo. Bishop Barron draws our attention briefly to several particular works of art…he gives an overview of the action and drama of the Sistine Chapel. In the panel of The Creation of Adam, our attention is often drawn to the energy of God’s hand as it draws Adam into being.
But if you step back just a bit, so the picture includes all of Adam, all of God and those around Him, it’s a cool snapshot. God is portrayed broad and muscular, dignified and super strong.
That’s my kind of God. A guy you can count on. A guy who has got your back. A guy you want on your team. In fact, a guy you want to be the Captain of Your Team.
It’s not just the energy in God’s hand, there. But the power in His whole body that is the conduit for bringing Adam into being. And me into being. All the people.
Take a look. VIRTUAL TOUR, SISTINE CHAPEL.