Wednesday, June 16, 2010
BP and Jesus
Legend has it that the pelican, a sea bird, gets angry with its young and killed them. It then so regrets its action that it tears its own breast with its beak, and its blood brings its young back to life. The pelican is seen to represent the sacrifice of Christ, whose blood is shed to so that all may participate in his risen life, and especially those who drink his blood (wine) in Communion.
- John Bowker. World Religion. DK Publishing, 1997 -
BP oil spill is smearing the pelican
BP is anointing Jesus with black oil
bath the pelican
John the Baptist
where are you?