Sunday, February 7, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
Detail of "The Battle between Carnival and Lent" (1559), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
On Wednesday, Christians will choose between the tempter and the Christ as we begin our 40 day fast during Lent. Jesus never told us to fast, but we know He expects us to do so because He said, “when you fast…” and not "if" you fast (Matthew 6:16-18). It's an annual choice that we make, and one captured in the 1559 painting "Carnival and Lent" (above). Jesus fasted for 40 days for spiritual growth, and before him so did MosesEsther, and Daniel. For Lent 2016, what will you choose?

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