Praying for the Preyed Upon

Praying for the Preyed Upon

There is a deep wound in our human experience. Hundreds were brutally murdered in a mosque in Egypt – but that’s a long way from home.  The manifold media sources are filled with nonstop stories of sexual predation. The powerful accused in the sexual misconduct cases are also distant and easy to see as “not like me”. We don’t see the latter as dramatically destructive as the former.

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Salvator Art Mundi

Salvator Art Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci’s name associated with the painting Salvator Mundi produced a record price of $450 million at auction last week. One wag suggested that it should be called “Saviour of the Art World” because the profit is enormous despite its questioned provenance and condition.

 

The painting may have some Leonardo work, it may be his “school” that produced it, the frame is damaged, the canvas has been painted over, repaired, cleaned and restored – but other than that it has no problems. Yet someone paid more for it than anyone thinks is reasonable –except the purchaser.

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