Paul’s writings to the Corinthians express the significance of Christ’s resurrection: “If Christ be not raised, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are…most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:14, 19). His resurrection, and the gift of our own, are a central tenet to our beliefs.
Similarly, in Alma chapter 40, the prophet teaches about the next life and the resurrection to come. He explains that, in a time following one’s departure from this world, they will be “taken home to that God who gave them life” (Alma 40:11). The resurrection that comes after that is a “reuniting of the soul with the body,” resulting in a new completeness. Ben Crowder’s “Taken Home” illustrates this passing through the veil, from one life to the next, and the anticipation of resurrection. I see particular anatomical references in the shapes and colors used, perhaps suggestive of blood cells and the necessity of a physical body for continued progression, even following mortality.-Lucy Lacanienta, Research Assistant