Jesus: Unconditional love, how do I find it?
God created man and knew that it was not good for him to be alone; therefore, he created a woman. God is the designer of marriage, family, friendship, community, and even carried the burden of the cross to grant us a direct, personal connection to our heavenly Father. We are designed to be relational, and to constantly seek unconditional love.
We need to be accepted and loved for who we are, and for others to see the goodness in ourselves even when we may be blind to it. But we must also return that love and acceptance to others. If you ever think you cannot help someone, just offer to carry some weight from their burdens. Anyone will stand a little taller and smile a little bigger when someone offers to help share their load. And you can feel empty for a lifetime looking for unconditional love, or you can look up and find it instantly through Jesus.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Photographer Notes– Capturing ‘Brother’s Keeper’
A camera lens has the obvious tunnel visioning effect when you are shooting. Photography gives me a different perspective, focusing on these beautiful moments. I captured “Brother’s Keeper” for its raw human composition. Just like joy and happiness, sadness has its place in the human experience; but the genuineness of a brother’s comfort was absolutely captivating, and I am so glad I am able to share this moment.
This was more about that “instant moment” than correcting my settings to create a crystal-clear image. It was captured at 75mm, f4 then left almost completely original. I chose monotone to draw attention to the emotion and not the bright, distracting colors around the subjects. The instant moment left little room for multiple shots; therefore, I prioritized the aperture, centering of the subjects, and filling the frame with this moment to ensure background details would not draw the eyes away.
Photography and writing by Jon Frederick, Seven11
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