Painting by Paula Vaughan
This is apparently old news, but hey it’s new to me.
This is an honest question and petition: Can you imagine Jesus, seriously, walking into a scene of poor women wearing cheap clothes, and sneering? Would He honestly care about their clothing? In His culture, people wore simple robes; utilitarian items, and I’d imagine they would get fairly dirty at times. In fact, I’m certain He would take issue with people flaunting name-brand items, even if it is April Cornell.
If perhaps Jesus’ robe got crinkled in the back, and made His butt look big, would you sneer at Him? Or how about if the Virgin Mary’s skirt got hiked up on accident? I know my clothes have hiked up on me before. In fact, today my zipper was left down accidentally for a few minutes! Even though I love Christ, would you judge me at such an oversight? Also, I’ve been a little lazy about the laundry for a couple of weeks, but honestly I’ve got a lot on my mind, lots of personal and school obligations, friends with issues- you know, the usual. I try to look presentable, but sometimes I just have to throw on the pair of wrinkled jeans with a hole in the pocket, and maybe a tuckable shirt that I don’t bother to tuck in. Does this make me less of a Christian? Will I stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and be held accountable for my scraggly dungarees? I think not. I hope you count this a mature comment, even though it is a critique of your opinions.
Please consider these thoughts.
Peace to you.
As an artist, I also take issue with her statement about brown and dying flower. Something can be dying yet beautiful at the same time dude! Following her reasoning why would anyone ever want to paint Jesus bloodied on the Cross? Eh… limited aesthetics bother me, and I will stop before I begin an unbridled rant about Thomas Kinkade’s.
🙂 Well said, brother. Well said.
i think what he is saying is less of immodesty and more of “not judging by one’s appearance”
for what it’s worth
Granted you have not “seen” Kinkade, or Lydia, but you have seen their things on the web, which you will agree, shows something of their faith in Christ. How can you then write derrogatorily of either of them (for example the”kinkade rant” and the “Lady Lydia Speaks but what she says is crap” in the url title) and still claim to “love” God. God created those two people, so you love God, but you sneer at two people that also belong to Him?
you all are amazing
you all disgust me. coming across like a bunch of staunch saints throwing scripture around without really looking at the anger contained within your words. questioning anothers faith?
based on what?
a blog entry?
have you seen the way stamati is preaching Christ to everyone he meets?
have you seen the way that he challenges himself and others to be closer to Christ?
what fools. what fools. seriously, there is very little that makes me quite as angry as when people judge what they do not know.