Saturday, June 28, 2014

Little Red Dutch shoes

I like these shoes too and might paint them as well.

Little Dutch shoes

I don't know what it is about little wooden dutch shoes, but I love them. I plan to paint this pair on canvas:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Be Ye Perfect......

Today I heard something that I've heard before but didn't really think it was possible to achieve -- in this life anyway:
"You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect". What? How does one accomplish that? Then, the speaker went on to say that Thomas Aquinas taught that one must "Will it". I gave that statement some thought....how do I "will it"? I think perhaps he meant that we must ask God for the graces, virtue, and wisdom to pursue this quest to "will it" every moment of every day. In all the business of this life, we forget that the most important thing in this life is to pursue God - to love Him and serve Him with all of our hearts every minute of every single day. Is it possible to be perfect in this life? Will I stumble and fall down? Yes and yes. But, with God's love and grace and because He said it was possible, we must give it our best effort and "will it to be so".