The Art of Parable
As a disciple and artist my mission statement is simple, to delight and inspire. To delight and inspire is to touch a life, and as Matthew 25:31-46 indicates, to touch a life is to touch God himself.
We are all touching lives through our actions, weather we are consciously aware of it or not. The question is, are the impressions we leave on people positive or negative.
Developmental psychologists will tell you that all children are born creative. Which makes sense, since we are created in the image of a creator. However, routine, structure, a lack of encouragement, and a desire for acceptance will teach us that it is better to forsake creativity. Yet, we wonder why so many have no clue of whom they really are or what their purpose is.
We all have a unique voice bestowed upon us by God. But it’s not about seeking fame, fortune, success, or acceptance, as the world tells us. Many have crashed and burned following that futile path. Rather it’s about glorifying God. It is my desire that my work inspires you to seek the calling you buried in the ground. (Matthew 25:14-30) or merely misused to satisfy your pride. Then seek to delight and inspire others yourself with it, whatever that voice may be.