Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
He already did.
Ms. White, I'm sure that you knew what you were doing when you selected the grotesque painting to illustrate the idea of our sins manifesting themselves physically on our beings. However, your readers may not be familiar with the painting. As I was just standing in front of it two days ago, I am familiar with it. It is part of the permanent collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist's name is Ivan Albright. He painted the lurid portrait for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. As I'm sure that you know, in Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray commissions a portrait of himself as an attractive young man and later trades his soul for an ever-youthful appearance. As the still-handsome Gray leads an increasingly dissolute and evil life, his painted representation rots and decays, revealing the extent of his moral corruption. Albright's renown as a painter of the macabre made him the ideal choice of Albert Lewin, the director of the movie, to paint the horrific image of Gray. The painting is very impressive and must have stood at least four meters tall. It is a magnificent representation of the physical manifestation of sin.
He already didChimera's right.But when He thought of that, He also knew that reproduction would grind to a halt immediately after Adam and Eve.No babies?Never.
Good point, Dad29. But I was thinking more along the lines that the truly ugly do not see their own reflections as being anything but beautiful.It's a blind spot that only humans have.
Given the state of human nature, fallen humanity would do everything in its power to make the appearance of sin to be considered beautiful... as it does at the moment!
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