The exhibit features 5 of Bloch's 8 large alter paintings and dozens of his etchings and paintings. I loved the painting "The Daughter of Jairus" where Bloch focuses on the moment of deepest despair yet in the darkened doorway stands Christ bringing hope.
"Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth." (Mark 5:39).
It gives me hope to learn that Bloch was very sensitive and often doubted his own abilities. Even when his contemporaries were praising him and he was winning awards and medals, he wondered if he was good enough. My own self-doubt finds hope through his paintings for he helps me see my Savior in the doorway bringing hope.
Each piece invited me to contemplate the life of Christ - to ask, "Who is this Christ?" I found myself longing to knell, pray, give thanks, adore, honor and to live a better life because I know Jesus and want to be like Him.