Friday, November 17, 2006

The Word Made Fresh: An Icon on Icons

During the Month of November we have at my church Icons of the saints and angels hanging in my church. I called up my good friend and heiress to the Hilton family, Paris and asked her to say a few words on Icons for my youth group kids. This is what she said:
Icons, that's hot. I know about Icons, because like, I am one. Everyone should have Icons in their life. An Icon in the house, an Icon at work, and many Icons at church. Like, don't you know what Icons are? Snap, don't you know that an Icon isn't just a normal picture? They are, like, these windows into Heaven. Heaven, that's hot. It's where we all need to go. It's like a party all the time there. Icons like let us see the Saints and Angels. They are totally holy images.

Like, a long time ago these guys, who would like live out in the desert and stuff, and they would not eat and only pray for a whole week before painting, that's hot. With every stroke the painter would say a prayer. So like, you are really looking at a prayer and not at some regular picture.

Icons don't really always look nice, but you try expressing the Gospel without words and see if you can do better. Icons are totally a different kind of language. You need to learn the language or have, like, some guy translate it for you so that you can, like, understand.

And it is like John Damascene said, "The beauty of the images move me to contemplation, as a meadow delights the eyes and subtly infuses the soul with the glory of God." That is totally what Icons do and that is what makes them so hot.

I think that Icons are hot, hot and everyone needs to learn about them.

I had no idea that Paris was so well read on Icons. I didn't even know she knew words like "contemplation." Guess you learn something everyday.

1 comment:

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