Tuesday, 22 January 2008

FALLEN ANGELS

We had a most shocking experience when we were in Venice in December: the Christmas Crib outside the church of La Pietà on the Riva Degli Schiavoni was very nearly transformed into a scene of Christmas carnage...

Despite the outwardly calm attitude exhibited by Mary, Joseph and one of the Shepherds (left), all was far from well in that Bethlehem stable...

As can be seen below, the Baby Jesus was almost killed - and was, in all likelihood, seriously injured - by a theologically unprecedented shower of cherubs from the Realms of Glory...


3 comments:

Boll Weavil said...

Well what were those guys in the robes doing just looking on.Did it not occur to any of them to dial 911 ?

polkadotsoph said...

It's clear that the cherubs' wings had broken and that's why they fell out of the sky.. but these were the days before EU health and safety guidelines...

luinfalathiel said...

They knew that Jesus would just wake up 3 days later with a broken arm.