Are you an artist? You didn’t realize you had so much power, did you?
You can choose a brush to serve you.
You can leave a brush consigned to neglect for the rest of its days.
Actually, Barth’s understanding of predestination helps me. Calvin still located it in the individual. Barth felt he didn’t carry his Christocentricity far enough. For Barth, Christ is both the abandoned one and the loved one, the condemned and elected one, the rejected and the chosen one.