Rembrandt, Ein Christus nach dem Leben (1648)
"Christ is the breathing forth of the heart, life and spirit of God into all the dead race of Adam.
He is the seeker, the finder, the restorer of all that, from Cain to the end of time, was lost and dead to the life of God.
He is the love that prays for all its murderers; the love that willingly suffers and dies among thieves, that thieves may have a life with him in Paradise; the love that visits publicans, harlots and sinners, and wants and seeks to forgive where most is to be forgiven." (The Spirit of Prayer, 1749)