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A Midweek Mini-Sermon

 

IK WAS NAAKT EN GU

HEBT MIJ GEKLEED


"I was naked and you clothed me."

(Matthew 25:36)


On the side of Sint Maartenskerk in Zaltbommel, Holland.

 


A Midweek Mini-Sermon

 

IK WAS NAAKT EN GU

HEBT MIJ GEKLEED


"I was naked and you clothed me."

(Matthew 25:36)


On the side of Sint Maartenskerk in Zaltbommel, Holland.

 


comments (51)

  • Ken
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2011, 00:09
Your country must be so nice to visit with these great pieces of stonework..mixed into a brick wall.

Wow!
Ginnie Hart: This is the kind of stuff that's makes me tick here, Ken! Thanks.
Wonderful work of interesting textures and patterns. And a good sermon as well.
Ginnie Hart: I love the architecture of these old churches here in Holland, Doug! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2011, 03:48
Very nice. Good reminder.
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Sherri. I agree.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 26 Jan 2011, 04:33
Good eye Ginnie and a nice photo.....thanks for the translation on Matthew 25:36
i would not have had a clue trying to read the Dutch inscription....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: This happened to be one I was able to figure out on my own, Peter, which excited me to no end. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2011, 04:46
smile Things you see on our picture hunts.
This is wonderful, love the tones.
One day we will go back and see the inside of this church.
'GU' = Gij = old Dutch for U, revering to the Lord.
Ginnie Hart: I love that you explained about the 'GU' because I was gonna ask you about it. Now it makes total sense. Bedankt. You know me...I LOVE these architectural gems from our photo hunts. I especially like that we both see different things. More bang for our buck! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jan 2011, 04:50
Opportunity Shop motto...

Great stuff Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm a glutton for these architectural gems, Ray! Thanks.
The image and symbol as an upturn in the midst of the harshness of the stone! It's really a small wonder that square with Ginnie! Nice day to you.
Ginnie Hart: These little architectural details delight me to no end, Mathilde. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jan 2011, 06:57
A fine piece of stone carving Ginnie: any idea of it's age?
Ginnie Hart: The church itself is from the 15th century, Chris, and I'm guessing the old-timey 'GU' means it's also old, but I'm not sure when. Good question. Next time I'll check it out better. Thanks.
The bit of brickwork this is in looks quite modern Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I wish I knew, Bill. The old-timey 'GU' for 'Gij' in reference to God may give it away, but I have no clue.
Très belle texture. Très belle morale capturée. Il n'y a que des gens biens qui pensent à prendre de telles photos! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier. You're a sweetheart. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2011, 07:53
a fine picture (GIJ is an old pronoun used instead of jij and U, esp. in southern parts of NL and in Vlaams) you have given such a fitting toning - what a lovely angel observes this scene of charity! I love these Jesus-words -and I suggest there are more reliefs around the kerk depicting them all.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has told me the same, Philine, so I am delighted to have my Dutch lesson for the day! Bedankt. We do plan to go back to this church, once it is open in March. In January and February it is closed. I will also check to see if there are any more of these carvings. We walked all the way around and this was the only one I saw...but I will look again!
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 26 Jan 2011, 08:18
Not so much into the bible, but the photo sets the tone for the words
Ginnie Hart: The Jesus stories are full of such sayings, Chantal. I love when they are recreated like this. Bedankt.
I like this one Ginnie, I do find Dutch quite easy to follow, I deeply regret not improving my grasp of the language after my stay in Holland all those years ago.
Ginnie Hart: The language is seeping into me, beetje bij beetje, Martin. I love that it's starting to make sense to me. smile Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2011, 08:53
Sorry, only a short addition: GIJ zijn hier de mensen/human beings die Jesus (willen) zouden naleven en hem volgen, translated in our language according the original text: Ihr/jullie/you have given clothes to me.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. I love all these tidbits from you, as you know. smile
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2011, 09:03
wonderful work, Ginnie!
I love these colours and the pattern of the bricks and what I can discover of the windows!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Grapf. I love these architectural gems from the old churches.
Wonderful work Ginnie.
Nice day to you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
Nice texture achieved in the wall. The passage of time has been captured in the photo. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: I love the passage of time, Pedro, so thank you. Gracias.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jan 2011, 10:14
I was very pleased with myself that I worked out what it said without looking at your translation! Love these little plaques which enliven the plain brick walls.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Ingrid. I was pleased with myself, too. grin Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2011, 11:15
A beautiful sculpture.
Have a great and sunny day today Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fokkio. No sun yet but it's a nicely crisp day. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2011, 12:27
So beautiful. What a wonderful illustration to accompany the words!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. These architectural gems are right up my alley. smile
Lovely, makes one think of all those that have passed and some that have seen.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, John. Thank you.
Great texture and framing, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 26 Jan 2011, 13:32
Nice stone carving! Love the horse in the background.

I was naked and you clothed me... definitely something the church should do more often.
Ginnie Hart: Aha. You saw the horse. I wondered who else would notice it. Thanks, Sidney. And yes, the church has a long way to go, me thinks!
Nicely spotted Ginnie, your Dutch seems to be coming along well.
Ginnie Hart: My Dutch is indeed becoming more and more natural, Brian. I love it. Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Jan 2011, 15:26
i wish i could sit around naked (hot flashes) lol nice shot ginnie!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! But...I'm also so sorry! sad Mine never passed so I still take meds...but a very low dose and only every third day. Better than going naked. smile Thanks, Elaine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2011, 15:34
The legend of St. Martin ( I remember your picture from Groningen, Martinuskerk) has been depicted here finely combined with the Jesus-word.
"While Martin was still a soldier at Samarobriva (modern Amiens) he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. He was at the gates of the city of Samarobriva with his soldiers when he met a scantily dressed beggar. He impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with the beggar. That night Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. He heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clad me." (wikipedia)
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Philine. You have made this come alive for me! And now I understand why the horse is there. You have totally made my day with this. You have connected the whole thing...St Martin...for me. THANK YOU. And that's why there is only one of these stone carvings outside the church!
A very nice reminder on the wall there of Jesus's teachings Ginnie. I expect the inside will hold some gems too. Great shot
Ginnie Hart: The church is closed in January and February, Janet, but we will definitely go back! Thank you.
What a charming little relief and interesting to read the Dutch.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Chad. It's stuff like this that thrills me to no end!
Love these gevelstenen. What a beaut this one is.
Ginnie Hart: Philine has helped me connect this to the St. Martin story, DB. It has made the entire thing come alive for me: "While Martin was still a soldier at Samarobriva (modern Amiens) he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. He was at the gates of the city of Samarobriva with his soldiers when he met a scantily dressed beggar. He impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with the beggar. That night Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. He heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clad me." (wikipedia) Thank you.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 26 Jan 2011, 17:12
love the texture here, nice use of tones
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Krunal.
Those bricks look really multi-coloured and highlight the plainness of the the carving.
Ginnie Hart: It was a delight to find this, Sheila. Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 26 Jan 2011, 18:09
Nice deco. I like the hot tonality
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. Gracias.
  • tede
  • France
  • 26 Jan 2011, 18:21
Looks like St. Martin! Superb image to ponder. Good evening Gynnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tede...St Martin, giving half of his cloak to a beggar. I love the story. Merci.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2011, 19:05
*smiles* on your caption. we all need constant reminder.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, we do, Maria. Thanks.
Such a wonderful illustration to these words Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: I love the St. Martin story, Richard, of when he cut his cloak in half and gave one part to a beggar. Merci.
Lovely composition Ginnie, the brickwork looks great and its good to know what the words say smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. I love these architectural nooks and crannies.
  • Pixeluz
  • Brazil
  • 26 Jan 2011, 21:38
Beautiful detail that gives me the opportunity to put a question: where are the Matthews today when so many people go on naked?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, PixeLux. It's a good question, of course!
nice image, you have caught it well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek.
this seems already quaint.
in this new modern world, we turn our eyes away from the naked, or we stare, depending on our level of shame.
we think, 'if only others can be more like us, instead of being so stark raving naked, the world would be better.'
and instead of softening our hearts, we harden them.
it's an outstanding photo, ginnie.
the irony is in the walls we build thinking they will save the world.
Ginnie Hart: Instead of softening our hearts, we harden them! We have so much to learn from the St. Martin story. Half a cloak is better than no cloak at all...and more than sufficient to clothe someone! Thnaks, Sera, for commenting.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2011, 01:21
oh, so that's what's going on here.. grin thanks for the translation too.. wink nice catch..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian, exactly. It's about St. Martin cutting his cloak in half and giving one half to a beggar. Thanks.
You see that angel on the top left corner?
Kinda reminded me of the one at Rockerfeller Center...
Ginnie Hart: I love the angels, LC, anywhere we find them. Thank you for noticing.
That is so very cool. What I always think about are the artisans who worked so hard those many years ago. I imagine that they would be proud that their work was still admired.
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't you love to meet them, Michael, to see what they look like and to hear their stories! Thanks for the thought.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2011, 05:08
As always, the tones are gorgeous Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: hank you, dear Kala.
interesting closeup, perfect details
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. I love architural details like this. Grazie.
Love this shot - the colours and the lines and the details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, JP.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2011, 15:19
I love the attention to detail here. The visual aspect on the facades, they were the first graphic artists.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they were, Rob. We have much to learn from them. Thanks.
Beautiful tones, detail and texture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan!
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 27 Jan 2011, 22:26
It is still nice ...glad that he was covered up by good old Matthew...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: ...or Martin, as the case might be. smile Thanks, Peter.
How wonderful of Philine to provide the back story for this inspiring image. I love when that happens. Beautifully shot and described, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was wonderful when Philine made the connection for me, Beverly. I love when that happens. Maybe the next time I'll make the connection myself!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Jan 2011, 21:00
Lovely textures and fits your style beautifully. Not too keen on naturists then!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm guessqing naturists have their place, as long as they're able to choose. Those who don't choose need a St. Martin, I guess? Thanks, George.
Were there more scenes like this all around the exterior? It is just one of the six "I was..." things Jesus said. When you got back in the spring, see if you can find "I was hungry...thirsty...a stranger...sick...in prison" I'll bet they are there.
Ginnie Hart: Philine has made me think about this, Patrushka, because she, too, was thinking the same thing. However, she then made the connection to St. Martin's story of cutting his cloak in half and giving half of it to a beggar...depicted in so much art work around the world...and the name of this church, Sint Martenskerk. That leads me to believe this is the only "I was..." Jesus quote depicted on the church here...because of the name of the church. Philine reminded me of this statue I had shown awhile back:
http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/281734.htm

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