Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Betty Elmore's Invitation

The “Hospitality of Abraham” is credited to Andrei Rublev and depicts Abraham's three visitors (Gensis 18: 1-15). Abraham invites them to rest and have food under his shelter, and they give him news that his wife Sarah will bear a son. Some characterize this passage as the first biblical appearance of the Holy Trinity.

My dear friend, Betty Elmore, introduced me to the art and theology of iconography. Together we attended a class about icons.

Last week, Betty succumbed to cancer. She remained a devoted teacher, directing that her funeral message be about offering invitation, like Abraham’s hospitality.

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