Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doing the Hard Things -- Composition Art Journal -- Collage on Acrylic Paint Background


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Some things are easier to do than others. When God shows me I need to change my stinky personality, I can work on it. When I need to say "I"m sorry" I can usually do it without too much fuss. But when I'm told I need to love my enemy- the one who figuratively just spit in my face- now that's doing one of the hard things. That takes a LOT of prayer, and crying, and complaining- "But God, didn't you see how horrible they were to me. How they just walked all over me. How they made fun of me. But God...."  However, God has the answer for all of this, because He's already had to do it. He has to put up with the whole world- many who treat Him badly- they cuss Him, ignore Him, say the most horrible things about Him- yet he still provides the sun and the rain (the food/life of people). He loves His enemies, and if I want to be His/one of His children, I have to be like Him. I  have to forgive. Easy to say, I know, but something that has to be constantly worked on and remembered- if I want to be His child. (The pictures above have no particular significance. I used them because they were there and colorful and represent the world.)

10 comments:

  1. Nice page Ramona. Those are some great images. I look at the "Golden Rule" which is in all the large religions and most others in some form holds the key. I don't have to think too hard about what to do - I just have to think if my possible action is what I would want to be on the receiving end of and then do or not do according to the answer. I don't have to be lovey-dovey to someone who "spits" on me but I do have to be kind. Thanks for the post.

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  2. Wow, that's really profound. Great food for thought. (And the page is lovely too!)

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  3. Beautiful collage - I love the way it is all held in balance and harmony by the blue.

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  4. That's a hard one for me too!

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  5. I happen to believe you do not have a 'stinky personality'.

    I also believe that you are too harsh on yourself.

    If there is a time to say (to oneself) "Pull yer socks up & get on with it"..then that is the prompt you need to do just that.

    Remember, there is no glory in martyrdom.

    Its ok to say "Hey you, don't treat me that way!". Your God doesn't say you must lay down and accept the punches. Jesus was a great fighter (remember those guys in the temple??)...sorry I'm not Christian and have never been but I have read your books as its beholden to me to always learn what my friends love as they have done for me.

    I could be wrong but I think maybe not? :-)

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  6. Sorry I also meant to say..thank you for your support :-)

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  7. Great collage! Love the images, lovely places...I'd like to visit! But the real kicker is the rain cloud....made me smile real big!

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  8. ummmm imagery often leads us deeper....did you notice that you used the angel statue with his arms spread....combined with your message....makes one stop and connect the dots. Well spoken Ramona.

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