My wife and I recently spent a day at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth. In the permanent collection is what may well be Michelangelo’s earliest painting, “The Torment of St. Anthony” — a vivid portrayal of St. Anthony’s struggle with temptation in the desert. It got me thinking…
Our inner lives are too small.
They are cluttered with the kind of distractions that they sell in tourist traps — pot metal and plastic, cheap construction, loud colors — here today, gone tomorrow, about to be replaced by more of the same.
What a shame — because God’s gentle, quiet, open invitation is to listen and respond. What are the deepest needs of your soul? What do you need to hear? What kind of clutter keeps you from hearing it?