Marla J. Loss
Copyright Marla J. Loss, Charcoal 11" x 15 1/2"
Fruit of the Spirit
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The words that “halo” my daughter’s six-year-old head are from Galations 5:22: “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” The idea was that she would see herself in this portrait as she grew up and personally identify with these traits and thereby cultivate them.
Our time together has seen a lot of struggles as well as laughter. She has developed into a sensitive, funny, creative young woman and it gives me great joy to see her spiritual qualities. Now that she is about to leave our home, I realize that I'm the one that needs to pray for these traits, especially gentleness and self-control.
“MJ — Wow! As I was looking at this, I was drawn to 1 Corinthians 12-14 where Paul talks about the giftings of the Holy Spirit and that it is nothing unless combined with love—I see this manifested in your art. The gentleness of the strokes. The strength of the lines. The words of the Spirit standing guard over Arden’s heart and mind.”– Jim Crawford, Insurance