Being – Waiting for Judgement


Imagine with me.

Image you hear a commotion outside your window.
You look out. This is the scene.

I wonder what is going on. I wonder what you can hear and see.

I wonder who is talking, shouting, whispering – and who is silent. I wonder why.

I wonder what the different people want.

If you were in this picture, I wonder where you would be.

I wonder what Jesus would say to you.


Artist:  Jesus Mafa, The unfaithful wife.
From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Based on John 8:2-11

Jesus Mafa is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings. See: and


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