Chapter 4: The Liberator

one of my all-time favorite pictures (despite Jesus still appearing as white) ... the concept of an uproariously laughing Christ was a bit of an anomaly and contrast from my earlier Catholic education where "sin" prevailed, had to be avoided, and all under the watchful eye of a stern oriented Jesus as taught at the time. This then tied directly to Fr. Tony who gave us this picture; Tony was a charismatic, gregarious priest with a hearty laugh and glowing smile just like Jesus in the picture and became a great friend as described in the chapter. The image greatly influenced my thoughts and engagement with church, people, the community, etc. It remains a focal point in our house today.