Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

This week’s challenge  from http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/ is to depict with photography the word MASTERPIECE.

The Tomb of William of Orange, Delft Netherlands

The Tomb of William of Orange, Delft Netherlands

He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.

Arthur Miller


In the reflection of running waters, a memory exists of the delicately balanced masterpiece that is our world. The Creator has spoken forth His holy portrait and we all are no more nor less than splendid echoes bouncing off the canvas of His pièce de résistance. -JE Lillie


“We are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character. Here again we come up against what I have called the “intolerable compliment.” Over a sketch made idly to amuse a child, an artist may not take much trouble: he may be content to let it go even though it is not exactly as he meant it to be. But over the great picture of his life—the work which he loves, though in a different fashion, as intensely as a man loves a woman or a mother a child—he will take endless trouble—and would doubtless, thereby give endless trouble to the picture if it were sentient. One can imagine a sentient picture, after being rubbed and scraped and re-commenced for the tenth time, wishing that it were only a thumb-nail sketch whose making was over in a minute. In the same way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Problem of Pain

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

      • Well, it’s interesting for me to discover the poet hiding within people whose first calling is somewhere else–doctors, truck drivers, preachers, etc. Not sure if you have that experience often, meeting people in other vocations who have a “preacher side” as well. People are fascinatingly complex.

      • I know a nurse who is really a Pastor and somewhat of an evangelist. I think our callings often move through our jobs though they may at first seem set incongruously against each other.

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  3. ‘Masterpiece’ – it covers so much, doesn’t it? I like the way you have covered it with quotes and pics to suit.

    I have to agree with words in that first quote “His masterpiece is His Son” – what could be more of a Masterpiece than Jesus? Yes, all of creation is a masterpiece, but all else except our Saviour will become corrupt and perish. He alone is incorruptible, and the scars He received only make the Masterpiece more appealing.

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