Novice Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez reflects on the experience of writing an icon of Jesus the Good Shepherd.
I chose to write the icon of Jesus the Good Shepherd. I chose this icon because in my theology class I learned that this is the most ancient icon in Christianity. Sister Mariella Erdmann taught us an excellent class. This iconography class taught me most of all humility. It is a prayerful experience where Jesus speaks to us if we listen.
At first I wanted to paint on my own way. Sr. Mariella was trying to make suggestions to improve the painting. When I decided to listen to her an obey her instructions everything turned out better. Humility helped me to recognize my inabilities and to renounce my own will and pride. I hope I can apply this lesson to my everyday activities in which I have to obey my superiors and God’s will for my life.