Wisdom on Wednesdays—To receive from God gratefully

My philosophy may be summed up thus:
First, to receive from God gratefully everything possible that I can get.
Second, to give back to God through my neighbor everything which I can give.
To give gifts to my neighbor I must use art, because a gift must be made—
hence I must be an artist.
(1933)

Gum arabic print for a magazine article on Thanksgiving, 1930s.

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2 thoughts on “Wisdom on Wednesdays—To receive from God gratefully

  1. Dear Sam,

    Yes he seems to have given back so much to mankind, his neighbor. To make such a commitment and to keep it requires a lot of grace. To whom much is given much is required also. I think he wished to glorify God in his work above all else and not himself. I see this through the paintings.

    The question becomes how do we continue to glorify God through his work and not him. This is the challenge. I am sure our Lord has shown you all how this can be best done. Who am I really to know this mystery in what the outcomes will be now and in the future.

    John spoke of me attending the yearly meetings. I look forward to this. It also is an opportunity to visit my own dear Mother in CT.

    John speaks so highly of you Sam. I look forward to seeing you again.

    With Kind Regards,

    Barb Schmitt

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