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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blessed are the Merciful For They Shall Obtain Mercy by Mary Jane Q Cross

Two more lovely paintings with lambs this week and titles from the Sermon on the Mount by our artist Mary Jane Q Cross.  Here is the same sweet little girl we featured two weeks ago. This painting is full of meaning.  Jesus compares us to sheep and calls himself our shepherd!  He promises that the meek will inherit the earth...
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

And this wonderful painting too with a child and sheep -   Its accompanying poem follows:

Blessed Are the Merciful For They Shall Obtain Mercy

“Blessed are the Merciful….For They Shall Obtain Mercy”

Mercy with truth go hand in hand
like grains piling up in hourglass sand.

One pile melding one into another
As done for a friend as soothing a brother.

Mercy without truth is death to a soul
Without sincere gospel, severity would be bold.

Both must link, long, firm and fast
so righteousness and peace will kiss at last. (Psalm 85:10)

So, Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain
Mercy… so sweet, in millennial reign. (Mathew 5:7)

By Mary Jane Q Cross
Copyright 2016

Mary Jane paints with her fingertips.   Q Cross: The Painter Behind the Portraits is a documentary video about her work that I recommend you watch  with your children.  It's just under a half hour.

And here is a link to a website where you can view her artist's statement and paintings.   I also recommend her lovely book of poetry and paintings,  Poems of a Painter, Paintings of a Prayer.  It has full page paintings with the corresponding poems. 

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