Friday, May 28, 2010

The Suffering Artist

"Not everyone creates an external work of art, like a painting or a book, but everyone creates an internal work of art, a life, a real-life story.  Everyone else creates a character, a person: we shape it into who we are.  The primary creative task of every person is becoming themselves.  We are always painting our own eternal self-portrait.  Each choice is a brush stroke.  We are sculpting our own likeness.  Each act is a cut of the chisel.  And since everyone is an artist and artists must suffer, therefore everyone must suffer.  Saints suffer most because they are the greatest artists of all."  ~ Peter Kreeft, Making Sense of Suffering

(My sons, Justin and Brandon.)


  1. Beautiful pictures. Have a great weekend! :O)

  2. I love this quote! Really puts it into perspective.

    And those photos are very cool.

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  4. Hi Carla -

    Your pictures wowed me, especially the one of you! You could make a blog header with that one.

    Susan :)

  5. Awesome pictures... very cool! I have that book as well and it is a staple on our loaning shelf. Thanks for the inspiration today dear friend.


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