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Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘Father!’ And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’ He said, ‘The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?’ Abraham said, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.’ So the two of them walked on together.            

Genesis 22.7,8

Some art is shocking, But some Bible stories are too.  The story of Abraham preparing to sacrifice his child is one of them.  Read the whole story here and consider how Caravaggio has summed up this moment so powerfully and disturbingly… More details on the artwork here at