We have to stretch our finger!

Do you know why the fingers of God and Adam don’t touch each other in the famous work of Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican City Palace?

On the fresco, God’s finger is stretched to the maximum, but Adam’s finger is with the last phalanges contracted.

The meaning of this work of art is that God is always present, but the decision to contact him is up to man.

If man wants to touch God, he will need to stretch his finger, but by not stretching a finger, he can live his entire life without seeking Him.

The final contracted phalanx of Adam’s finger represents free will of conscience.



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