A Parable - The Lost Sheep.
 Hochhalter, Cara B.

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A Parable - The Lost Sheep
Luke 15:3-7
"This is one of the parables that call our attention to the very human situation of losing something and then finding it. We all know the joy of that experience. In this image, even the heavens seem to be rejoicing as a little shepherd finally finds his lost lamb. Jesus suggests that the glory of reconciling in relationship with God is multiplied many times over—and no one is left behind."

The Rev. Cara B. Hochhalter is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister. She received her Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where she studied the intersections of art, theology and justice. She served the Charlemont Federated Church in Massachusetts for ten years and now lives in Hyde Park, New York.

“Over the last thirty years, through my work as a Christian Educator, a seminary student and UCC minister, I have created images that interpret the powerful stories around the life of Jesus. These stories hold universal truths not limited to Christianity but relevant for all our lives and times. I find that art provides a very special means to break into these texts.”

The images in her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus were created through the simple print-making process of carving out a block, applying ink and pulling a print. Cara says, “The interaction of light and dark is important in each image as we cannot have one without the other. The dark defines the light, and vice versa. I find this to be theological as we look to the whole—the light and the dark, the joy and the despair, the peace and the conflict—all under an umbrella of Divine Love that yearns for wholeness.”

Using her book, Cara also offers three online discussion groups: Jesus and Justice, Parables and Peace-making, and The Paradox of Humility in the Stories of Jesus.

To contact Cara B. Hochhalter for information about her art, to purchase signed prints of the images, or her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus, please email: hochhalter.cara@gmail.com

Artist:Hochhalter, Cara B.

Scripture:Luke 15:1-10
John 10:11-18
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BProp11
General Subject:Good Shepherd
Parable of the Lost Sheep

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Attribution:Hochhalter, Cara B.. A Parable - The Lost Sheep, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58947 [retrieved June 19, 2024]. Original source: Cara B. Hochhalter.
Record Number:58947 Last Updated: 2022-06-23 16:24:52 Record Created: 2021-10-01 17:30:31
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition