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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, August 27, 2007

I'm sure all of you know Michelangelo. The famous painter of the Sistine Chapel. I was fortunate enough to see the Sistine Chapel once. There are no words to describe it except it's unbelievable. He painted on his back for four years, four inches from the ceiling. It has over 3000 figures from the Bible from the book of Genesis.

"Until you have seen the Sistine Chapel," observed German philosopher Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, "you have no adequate conception of what man is capable of accomplishing.

He chiseled statues too. I got to see them too. The statue of David. Explicit. Out of a block of stone. How does one even begin? I can't imagine, but he did. He felt it.

"What the eye can see, the hand will draw," Michelangelo said,"I have struggled more than any man ever has, in bad health and with the greatest labor, and still I remain patient in order to reach the desired goal."

He was a man with a goal and nothing but nothing stopped him from his goal.

I'm sure others thought he was crazy! However, he knew what was true for him, even when others didn't believe. Did he let them stop him?




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