Thank you Creator for offering us renewal and new beginnings. Amen
An artist friend saw a painting of mine titled, "The Passion" and unknown to me it moved him in a way that inspired him to search himself about his spiritual beliefs and moved him to paint this beautiful "Crucifixion of Christ". I am both honored and humbled by this. This shows the power of God at work, even when no words are spoken.
20in x 24in acrylic on canvas
With Easter upcoming, my own thoughts on religion, faith, and spirituality have been on my mind.
Although raised a Christian by my wonderful parents, I never really know what I actually believed. Yes, I attended weekly Sunday school, church sermon, and youth group-- not to mention going to a private Christian school. However, did I believe or did I believe due to my surroundings and upbringing?
The necessity of allowing one’s image of God to be flexible came to me recently as I spoke with the mother of a young gay man who had died from a drug overdose. She confessed to me that she had not been a ‘good mother,’ unable to fully embrace her son’s sexuality. She withheld her unconditional love from him because her image of God was of a God who did not unconditionally love…