“That the dead will rise, even Moses made (that) known in the passage about the bush, …”
Since he was a boy, the painter Henri Matisse would visit the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir every week, taking in everything he could from the great master. When Renoir contracted arthritis, Matisse began to come every day to bring food, brushes and paint, and anything else Renoir needed
One day, Matisse watched as Renoir groaned in pain while making a simple but exact brush stroke. Finally, the young would-be artist could no longer stand watching his mentor suffer.
“Master,” Matisse asked, “your work is already vast and important. Why keep torturing yourself like this?”
“Very simple,” Renoir answered. “The pain passes; but the beauty remains.” Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- In God’s order there is work for everyone to do. He doesn’t call many to be a Billy Graham or a Blessed Mother Teresa, but he does call all of us to be faithful in using the gifts and abilities he has given to us. In case we don’t feel worthy to be of much use to God, it can help to look at the frailties of many of God’s servants in the Bible.
Did you know that: “Moses stuttered. David’s armor didn’t fit, John Mark was rejected by Paul, Hosea’s wife was a prostitute, Amos’s only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning, Jacob was a liar, David had an affair, Solomon was too rich, Abraham was too old, David was too young, Timothy had ulcers, Peter was afraid of death, Lazarus was dead, John was self-righteous, Jesus was poor, Naomi was a widow, Paul was a murderer, so was Moses. Jonah ran from God, Miriam was a gossip, Gideon and Thomas doubted, Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal, Elijah was burned out, John the Baptist was a loudmouth, Martha was a worry-wart, Samson had long hair, Noah got drunk. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter as did Paul.”Continue reading →