Posting on my art, my beliefs and their overlap is a tough call. Whenever I think to pull back, even a little, I am reminded of a saying:
We are either fools to the world because of Christ or
fools to Christ because of the World."
Then I ask myself, "which would I rather be?".
Lenten Reflection 2016.
The Fragile Beauty of the Flowers of the Field through God's Eyes.
There have been several references to wildflowers or "flowers of the field" in Magnificat Magazine's early February readings. These short reflections coincided well with a decorative, wildflower paint study that I was working on at the time (below).
... and as I helplessly observed a fragrant, floral bouquet on my table quickly wilt and fade away. Nonetheless, the simple delight that these little of gifts from God bestowed far outweighed their short duration.
In the spiritual life, these passing beauties often serve as a springboard for deeper meditations, as noted in Magnificat:
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From a Seed
One of the reflections above recalls the seed that fell to the ground and was buried. This is all part of God's plan to bring forth new life (and eternal life through Jesus).
My seed plan isn't as profound as this and, in fact, seems silly and rather meaningless in comparison- really, really. However, I can and we all should be reminded of the teachings on the flowers of the field, especially when our lives and activities seem or appear... well... whatever. Dust.
So... after completing the wildflower study, I photographed it and then began the process of "multiplication". From one small seed grew an entire garden of sorts and I am assured that God, who has been watching over this insignificant labor, loved it (and me), no matter how passing. Beloved dust!
I am now sorting through my newly arrived stock of art reproductions:
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