Pieces of Work

February 3, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Except that I’m just not really all that sure that God is all that concerned about being entertained. I’m not sure except that’s just a human thing. Sometimes you try to impress God with all the right words and I just don’t think it’s an easy thing to impress God Almighty. If you know what I mean. And here is the thing that I think we often forget – is that we don’t have to impress Him. Cause He’s already knocked out about you. He already loves you more than you can imagine.

I remember reading a thing that Picasso once said. I like to read what famous artists have to say because I’m barely able to look a their paintings without going into a coma trying to figure out what it’s about. But he said this one thing that I really did like. He said that good taste was the enemy of great art. Which I think is very, very true. Good taste has all to do with being cultured and being refined. If art has to do with anything, it has to do with being human. And one of the reasons I love the Bible is because the humans in the Bible are not very refined. They’re pretty goofy if you want to know the whole truth about it.

I remember when I was a kid and I was one of those typical depressed adolescent types. I wrote poetry and stuff. That’s how morose I was as a kid. People would go around saying, “Cheer up man because God Loves you!” I would always say, “Big deal! God loves everybody. That don’t make me special. That just proves that God ain’t got no taste.” And I don’t think He does. Thank God. Cause God takes the junk of our lives and He makes the greatest art in the world out of it. And if He was cultured – if He was as civilized as most Christian people wish He was – He would be useless to Christianity.

But God is a wild man. And, I hope that in the course of your life you encounter Him. But let me warn you, you need to hang on for dear life. Or, let go for dear life. Maybe is better.

– Rich Mullins

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