A Parable - The Sower.
 Hochhalter, Cara B.

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COMMENTARY BY THE ARTIST:
A Parable - The Sower
Luke 8:4-8
"...What are the barriers that keep us from hearing the Word of God? Is there something holding us back from allowing a Divine Love to take hold in our own lives? Even if we hear a plea for peace-making in the great ecology of all creation, are we hesitant to take action? What would be empowering?... Perhaps we can find ways to take within the soil of our own beings, the wisdom and Word of God’s love and peace. It may be through prayer and meditation that we become more receptive. Being part of faith communities can also inspire our openness and strengthen our actions as we join with others to make peace..."

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

Date:2019
Artist:Hochhalter, Cara B.
Object/Function:Print

Scripture:Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Luke 8:4-15
Lectionary links:AProp10
General Subject:Parable of the Sower

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Attribution:Hochhalter, Cara B.. A Parable - The Sower, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58962 [retrieved November 27, 2022]. Original source: Cara B. Hochhalter.
Record Number:58962 Last Updated: 2022-06-23 16:25:23 Record Created: 2021-10-01 17:51:23
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition