Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mystical Nativity, by Sandro Botticelli



I love the way heaven is seen openned up, like a hole in the sky. Our Lord came to earth from heaven. Through Him we are granted access to the heavens and the Christian is spiritually seated there.

Angels embrace shepherds. We see heaven reconciled with earth.

In the foreground we see demons hiding anc cowering. The coming of Christ to the earth was the first step in the defeat of the forces of evil.

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