Wednesday, 22 December 2010

He who would be a leader must first become a bridge.......

Enigmatic words unless you are familiar with the tale of a Welsh Prince (sorry Gareth, can't remember his name).
In a time of strife and being chased by the enemy (possibly English) the Prince leads his people through hill and mountain until, reaching a crevasse, they are, apparently, stymied.
Leaning out over the abyss, the Prince grasps a root growing out of the cliff face opposite and forms a bridge over which his people are able to progress to safety.
A simple but beautiful story.

I came across this image on the Catholic Nerd Writer blog and it just seemed so appropriate.
Christ is our Prince and He will lay Himself across the chasm between Heaven and Earth and lead His people to safety.
A good Advent thought.


  1. I've been looking for the name of this painting for years. Do you know it?


  2. CH - sorry, no idea but I think I found it on Google images. Richard