This masterpiece shows the artist with a great segment of humanity. He not only showed appreciation for the great variety of people God created, he respects the words of Jesus that call us to kind, truthful, respectful, and loving. These words of Jesus were also near words of warning He gave to those who would quickly judge others. The Gospel is all about bringing reconciliation to lost humanity. Differences are a challenge, but they can lead us to learn more about what may indeed unite us.
Our creator is also a redeemer, and Has come to show us a way, a truth, and a life that is for all people.
What an amazing artist! I’m going to share this picture with a group of teens I teach, to illustrate this principle.
Just as any data can be interpreted to support both sides of an argument, so can art be interpreted in multiple ways. However, based on a lifetime of heartfelt, Christian & Americana-themed works, I suspect that Norman Rockwell was being quite straightforward and genuine in his effort to portray this very human principle. Love one another. Nuff said!