from under the bridge in downtown Miami

Photo by Rose Anderson

Rose Anderson calls this photo a “meditation” from under the bridge in downtown Miami.

Most obviously the image of Jesus is an icon of meditation for the person sleeping under its protection. But I think the photo also issues the viewer a two-fold challenge for meditation. The face of the sleeper is hidden and instead we see the face of Jesus, our common humanity, not the other. It also pricks the self-righteous faith of the affluent: our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Ps 124:8).