Dichotomy Series – Confidence

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Dichotomy Series – Confidence

It’s difficult to put into words what exactly I’m trying to communicate with these images.  Which is odd for me since generally it is much easier for me to write when I want to convey an idea.  Perhaps it is due, in part, to the fact that I don’t want to spell out every feeling and thought that this image represents, and if I have to, then perhaps the image doesn’t speak for itself.

I hope that, in this image, you see one man who is defeated.  I hope you see that he is so convinced of his inferiority that he isn’t even able to lift his face to look at the other man.  I also hope you see another man who is confidently rising, but who is also too proud, or too ashamed of the other man to acknowledge his existence.

“Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man. I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.’

“Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.'”

Jesus commented, “This tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.” Luke 18:10-14

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Dichotomy – a division into two contradictory groups or entities, something with seemingly contradictory qualities

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Jeremy BinnsWhen I'm not trying to save the world from the coming zombie invasion, I love my wife, hug my daughters, write, photograph, listen, observe, explore, and worship.View all posts by Jeremy Binns →

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