The poor invited to the feast.
 JESUS MAFA

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Title:The poor invited to the feast
Notes:JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.

In this painting, we see a generous, wealthy host, choosing to hold a feast for the poor. A large group of disenfranchised people are gathered together eating, talking, and enjoying one another’s company. The faces of the host and all his guests show expressions of joy and gratitude. This scene reveals a community who took Jesus’ instructions from Luke 14:13 seriously: “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.” Followers of Jesus are to remain humble, expecting nothing in return for the Christ-like love we are called to share with the world.

Date:1973
Artist:JESUS MAFA
Country:Cameroon

Scripture:Luke 14:1, 7-14
Psalm 113
Lectionary links:CProp17
BEast05
BVis
BProp05
BDiv
BProp26
AVis
CEpip03
CVis
General Subject:Food
Poor
Community
Culture: African
Culture: Black
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Cameroon

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Record Number:48397 Last Updated: 2022-05-23 05:21:16 Record Created: 2006-12-22 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition