About 2000 years ago, Jesus, a man of Jewish descent, burst on to the Middle East scene.  Without the help of an army, mass media, spin doctors or the approval of religious or secular authorities, he sowed ideas which would change the world.

His revolutionary message was that love should be the basis for all aspects of our living. Our love was to be all encompassing, not just for our friends and community, but to include our enemies.

Jesus undoubtedly had great charisma but lived a simple life mixing with ordinary people, sharing their joys and sorrows.

Much Christian art (and theology) has concentrated on guilt and suffering.   But Jesus came to bring joy to the world - not to make guilt-ridden wrecks.

This collection of paintings from artists from 18 countries gives their impressions of a laughing, loving Jesus who is a living presence.

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