Was this done intentionally? Is this an act of disrespect? What is considered sacred anymore? These are just a few questions that many Christian believers have been asking, since a picture was posted on Instagram of Beyonce sitting in front of what looks like a contemporary reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”; later reported by the Huffington Post as an Andy Warhol mural of “The Last Supper” behind a juice bar in Miami. The picture shows singer Beyonce, wearing a bustier and tight skirt, while blocking the image where Jesus Christ was sitting.
Even avid Beyonce fans were outraged:
“How are ppl disrespectful to her wen she is disrespecting a depiction of Jesus?! Jesus was not in the middle of the photo! And she is clearly sitting in front of him. Y not sit in front of another apostle?! I truly respect and love her music. However, u must call a spade a spade. If she was wrong she’s wrong. She isn’t above being wrong sometimes. She’s human!” one fan commented on the photo, which has garnered over 250,000 likes to date.
“In her interviews she repeatedly claimed to be a Christian so for her to take a pic like this, of course Christians are upset. It is very disrespectful and of poor taste. She is always so deliberate about the image she portrays so she had to have some idea of this impact,” another fan noted.
The 32-year-old singer was raised in a Methodist Christian church and on several occasions has talked about her faith and God. So it seems quite odd that she would go as far as to do such a blasphemous act, considering the biblical significance of The Last Supper.
Jesus suffered and died on the cross for or sins. During the last hour spent with the Apostles, Jesus spoke to them and shared bread and wine, which signified His body and His blood. In the Holy Bible, Luke 22:19 Jesus said “This is my body, which is given for you, this do in remembrance of me.” We need to reflect and remember that last hour, before the crucifixion. The blood that Jesus shed to save the world is not to be taken lightly.
We need to pray for our nation and cry out “Hosanna!” Hosanna to our King!” Blessed is the one who comes to do the work of the Lord. Not to insult, or disrespect Him. We must stand on Gods solid rock, because all other ground is sinking sand.
How do you feel about the picture? Are we too sensitive?