the sculptor

i'm loving this quote from michelangelo that my pastor shared on sunday:

“in every block of marble i see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. i have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it... the best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell; the sculptor's hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone.”

i'm so grateful that the great sculptor sees me as complete before i'm completed, sees my potential perfection and beauty amid the "rough walls", and is working to reveal that everyday. 

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