Saturday, August 27, 2016

Vincent van Gogh and the Gospel

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear with a razor and delivered the ear to a girl named Rachel at a local brothel. Many have assumed that van Gogh's ear was some sort of twisted present for a prostitute he loved. However, recent research has shown that Rachel wasn't a prostitute. She was a farmer's daughter who had been mauled by a rabid dog. This new information about Rachel affects our understanding of van Gogh's tragic episode.

7 comments:

  1. Good job! This is excellent! Thank you for your preparation, illustrations, to form this teachings. Your intros, transitions, and conclusion were perfect.

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  2. Excellent! Now, design a shorter version. Something in the 7 minute range which would be more of a "devotion" style.

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  3. Thank you very much! This reminds me of a precious exchange between myself and the late Elie Wiesel on his book: A Mad Desire to Dance. He likened his holocaust to schizophrenia, and i, healed from schizophrenia and its pain by Jesus responded to him. He wrote me and I cherish his response: "Your words touched me." I pray for all who suffer to find that God Jesus who loved us when we were helpless & doomed.

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  4. Revised comment, please disregard my earlier post. I simply thank you for your tender-hearted lesson on suffering & for sharing your family's joy amidst trials.

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  5. Congratulations and thank you for your indespensible teachings. You are such a blessing! Singing and saying prayers for you and your courageous family.

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  6. God bless you David. You are a modern day prophet - an inspiration.

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  7. This was very power, David. I watched the entire video with mouth my open. You gave me a new perspective about the Word of Jesus written a the Gospel. Thank you for sharing it with us. :) I love you, brother. God bless you.

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