This was some amazing sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
This “Big Man” is just sitting in the corner at the top of the escalator.
Sitting naked and looking deep in thought and down on his luck.
In a sense, as we sit or stand in front of our Maker, we are all naked bearing witness to our transgressions and trespasses.
What are we to do when we give in to weakness?
We see people looking around and hoping no one is seeing them as they try to get away with doing the wrong thing.
But as my Oma (grandmother) used to say in German to me:
“Liebe Gott sieht alles”
Almighty G-d sees everything!
Our souls, and the souls of those that came before us, and those that will come after us, are all around us, without limitation to time or space.
Our nakedness is revealed no matter what we use to try to cover up with.
Hunched in the corner, we don’t really know what to do, but to try to do better with each and every next time.
We have opportunities to right the wrongs, if we get up and exert self control and overcome our mortal and character weaknesses.
Then our nakedness won’t be foul in sight and smell, but will be radiant, with our spirits having risen to the occasion of what we can be as the children of G-d. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)