Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Never have I ever....

"What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth—and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but then he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment the audience falls in love.."

Lady Gaga, New York Magazine

We heard this quote in church one Sunday and I found myself "Wow!"-ing it.

First, I did not know that Lady Gaga was so well spoken (no disrespect intended).

Second, I could not believe the shocking almost naked honesty of this of these words.

 And finally, I could not believe the perversion: God gave people talent to glorify Himself, that we might indeed 'fall' more 'in love' with Him, not the artist.  Without God, she is right, art however talented is a lie simply because it does not point back to The Creator just to the creation (whether that is the artist or the objet d'art is irrelevant).  We were created to worship and glorify Him; anything else is a lie.

Never have I ever felt so very strongly to call Christians to the arts...

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