Across the street from the National Gallery museum in London, on the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square, stands an Anglican church called St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The church bills itself as “a place of encounter between God and humanity, the wealthy and the destitute, culture and commerce.” Known for its ministry to the homeless, the church porch and steps are typically filled with a mix of people – those seeking refuge from the streets and those looking for a break in the middle of a day of sightseeing.
In the midst of this vibrant throng of people, in the middle of the church porch, stands a sculpture, a reminder that God’s Yes to us, carved out of earthly material, emerges not separate from the real world and from our daily lives, but right in the midst of it.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word became flesh and lived among us. – John 1:1a, 14a