This image was made for a Christian teaching series that explores the Bible's approach to being a leader and/or a follower. Authorities are present in every sphere of life--families, workplaces, churches, and government. Our goal was to approach this potentially volatile subject from a more human angle, emphasizing the relationships rather than abstract concepts.
We tend to view authority as an impersonal force that blocks us from doing what we want, or forces us to do what we don't want. The client's emphasis was that authorities are meant to accomplish God's purposes in a way that allows human relationships to flourish.
This illustration would be the audience's first point of contact with the subject matter and provided a key opportunity to communicate the emphasis of the series and reframe the discussion from a relational point-of-view.