The Vision -
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Artist Commentary:Â This is the cover art of my novel, "Fr. Elijah." The symbols on the cover represent both the good and the evil influences in the life of the central character Fr. Elijah, born David Schafer. On the left are the symbols of good: the star of David representing his Jewish birth, the earth and the moon representing the good that is to be found in Natural Law (nature, God's basic creation), the Jerusalem Cross for his conversion to Christianity, the white bird for the Holy Spirit. On the right are the symbols of forces that have sought to annihilate him: the swastika for Nazism, the hammer and cycle for Marxism, the black panther for the beast of Revelation. The picture is not literal, but is rather a foreshadowing of his life. It represents the young David at the Passover, holding the cup of wine, yet it also is a prefiguring of his life as a Catholic priest after conversion, when he will celebrate the Passover Supper of the Lamb, the holy sacrifice of the Mass, when the bread and wine of the old covenant become the Body and Blood of Christ in the new covenant.