Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the departure of lot

Lynn B. sent this postcard showing a Rubens' painting called The Departure of Lot and His Family from Sodom. It made me think about the story of Lot, who was willing to sacrifice his daughters for slights to some, albeit heavenly, guests. It's a sketchy tale of righteousness run amok. I don't understand why Lot is spared, and Rubens' portrayal of his wife has got to give one pause.