This week I completed the bigger project I’ve been working on for a few weeks – ‘Love’s Sacrifice’.
This painting meant quite a lot to me. I think that might be why it took me so long to complete.
I know that most people nowadays don’t follow the same faith as me and that makes it difficult to talk about these things because, although it is the truth most central to my life, I have no wish to push it onto folk who don’t want it. I feel quite strongly that faith is only real when it is freely chosen and not forced.
For me the Christian faith is simply about walking in the way of love everyday as far as I am able. My experience of love is that when you really love another person you put them before yourself, you want what is best for them and you are willing to give of yourself for their well-being. That’s what this picture means to me. It’s about the cost of love and the power of love, when given, to make others whole.
Apologies to those who are not religious or who follow another religion, I’m not so good at talking about these things. I hope I haven’t offended anyone.