We have been, are still, and always will be being created in God’s image! The universe is ever-expanding, with God at the frontier speaking it into existence, just like he is at the frontier of the eternal me, speaking the new man into existence as the old man continually dies. What a beautiful story of how we are never finished. We are always evolving, hopefully, to become more like Christ.
I’m laying here vibrating with the knowing of the Truth and I feel like I could supernova, it’s so huge!
These kinds of truths can be talked about, but like my conversion, the telling in no way gets to the heart of the matter, because the mind can’t fully comprehend the heart, and the mind creates the words. I can only share this with another traveler of the Way who’s been here, or whose faith allows them to accept mysteries.
Maybe it’s my calling as an artist that gives me the desire to share the knowledge. How could I use art to demonstrate this Truth? How can I live as a visible example of this?
I take things that appear to have reached their pinnacle and work with them to help them become something better. Usually, my creations are turned into something brighter, more colorful, better-constructed, reinforced, more substantial.
They stand out as different from the normal. People see that they are different and want to know the story behind their differentness. My pieces evangelize for themselves.
Excerpt from The Universal Christ, by Richard Rohr:
Ephesians 2:7-10, New Living Translation:
Ephesians 2:7-10, The Passion Translation: