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

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A Parable - The Lost Coin
Luke 15:8-10
"In this story, Jesus tells of a woman who has lost one of her ten coins. She sweeps the house thoroughly and rejoices when she finds it. We all know that feeling of finally finding something, whether it is a book, a note, or perhaps a feeling of faith. Jesus seems to be saying that, in God’s expansive love that yearns to be found for each one of us, there is such joy when the connection is made or rediscovered. This “finding” of an Infinite and Holy Love may happen at any time, even in each moment...Perhaps a key part of these lost and found parables is that as we find glimpses of God/Holiness/Divine Love, there is a desire to share with others!"

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
Lectionary links:CProp19
General Subject:Parable of the Lost Coin

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Attribution:Hochhalter, Cara B.. A Parable - The Lost Coin, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=59056 [retrieved April 21, 2024]. Original source: Cara B. Hochhalter.
Record Number:59056 Last Updated: 2022-06-23 16:32:22 Record Created: 2021-10-25 15:56:53
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition