Her Son

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June 13, 2018 by petrujviljoen

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

God, yes, Her, sent Her Son to earth to spend time learning what it is to be human when He proved impatient of our ridiculous striving and yearnings. And to learn that asking for forgiveness isn’t so easy.

Having landed, or rather, Earthed, Her Son sidled up to what He hoped was The Window. Why That Window was chosen isn’t part of this story – only that God has a history there and a veil has been drawn over it.

Sarah’s eyes flickered with recognition as she looked into His and He knew what sorrow was when she turned from Him.

Word count: 100

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17 thoughts on “Her Son

  1. gahlearner says:

    Beautiful and thought-provoking. A god turned human and nevertheless being rejected–first lesson in humility.

  2. jillyfunnell says:

    Accepted ideas and conventions turned upside down here – I like that. Good story.

  3. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve written a remarkable story, Petru. You seem to be making points of Christian theology that can’t be made within the standard doctrines (insofar as such things exist at all). That Sarah should recognise God’s Son and yet turn away is not so surprising, but that God the Mother’s purpose should be for Her Son to learn humility…what a fascinating conjecture. Tremendously ambitious and brilliantly done in 100 words.

    • Thank you so much! I often take inspiration from The Woman’s Bible edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton – available for free download online – which offers critique on various aspects of the Bible concerning women. It was first published in 1890 if I remember correctly. This story is off the track even where the mentioned publication is concerned.

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    This is so intriguing. I like the reference to God as ‘Her’.

  5. Sandra says:

    A story that needs some contemplation. Nicely done.

  6. lisarey1990 says:

    Nice job on the prompt.

  7. Nan Mykel says:

    Good Lord! What a pearl.

  8. neilmacdon says:

    A brave theme to tackle in 100 words. I don’t understand everything that’s going on, but I llke the atmosphere of this

  9. Dear Petru,

    I’m a little baffled by this mysterious piece. I would guess this to be a portrait of Jesus as a child but Sarah throws me off.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. Oh the sorrow of going so far and meeting those eyes turned away

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