God - in Us

Many people I know don’t look at a bumb in the street, don’t acknowledge the hand of a waiter, don’t look into the eyes of a starving person… Many of us turn an eye, look away.

I’ve been painting today. I’m not a famous artist. I love my art. A friend told me that in every painting she saw my soul, my emotions, my being. It was the greatest compliment I ever got ~ even though it threw me off for a few days!
I thought I was seeing faces of other beings, angels, saints, spirits. All this time it was me! How powerful is that!
But I’m a nobody! In the sense, I’m not an Oprah, I’m not the pope. I don’t make huge changes in the world. Perhaps little ones, but not for thousands and millions like them.
And yet, when I asked God to take my paintings and make them what he would, he asked me; Can I give them to a bumb in the street? Can I give them t burn for someone who needs heat? Can I give them to nobody and just through them away?
I cried and said yes! Isn’t that what I do? Do I not smile at the ignored? Do I not give away my stuff to those in need? Do I not through away the excess?
And do I not do the same with God’s name when I feel like it?!
Then how different is a painting?
Are they not already “thrown away” into ignorance left against my walls for no-one to see?
My friend said; your paintings want, need to have an audience.

Don’t we all? Doesn’t God – in Us, want, need an audience too?

A famous author, actress, spent 3 days in the streets. It was a challenge she gave herself. She said the worst moment ever for her was when she begged, and the woman didn’t even look her in the eyes.

I’m Alive! sings Celine Dion. We cry it, we sing it, we show it, we want it to be known!
Yes, we probably have nerves (and thus feel the cut) to have us know it for ourselves. But our mirrors, everyone else, is begged to see it too!

Is that not the hope of every artist?! That God, in Us, be appreciated…..

God - in Us


Joined February 2008

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