Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wretched Daubs Beside the Works of Michelangelo

This insensibility of ours is a bad symptom. For one thing, it implies that we have no spiritual ambition, else we should not be satisfied with such poor lives; that we cannot have thought much of Jesus Christ and how immeasurably He has raised the standard.
Will you hang your wretched daubs beside the works of Titian and Michelangelo and not be shamed by the enormous contrast - will you stand back and say, with a satisfied smirk, "That is pretty good, you know?!"
Can you live face to face with Jesus Christ and be content with who you are?

A.J. Gossip (1873-1954), From the Edge of the Crowd

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