Given my recent struggles with faith, I don’t have a whole lot to say this Easter. Recently I have found more truth in artistic expressions of faith than in Church life itself. Rembrandt was one of the great masters of religious art. I find his painting exude the mystery, difficulty, and humanity of true faith. In short, his paintings are filled with a kind of dark love, a shadowy expression of faith, but a vision of God and love nevertheless. His works seems to capture so well the uncertainties of the spiritual world, of the struggles which faith engenders, while at the same time conveying a trust that, in the end, the light and love of God will prevail in our lives.
Faith, Hope and Love, these are really all we need.