Spend time with a masterpiece and you’ll discover something inescapable: You’re made for Heaven.
Spend time with a masterpiece and this truth might feel like hope.
Spend time with a masterpiece and you might have a sense that something here is true, that something here is right, that justice and real love are possible.
It’s this feeling of significance that makes an art museum feel like a church and a live performance of Handel’s “Messiah” sound like corridors of Heaven itself.
But, not any creative endeavor can affect us like this. Only a masterpiece can deliver you from the wandering emptiness of irrelevance.
Only a masterpiece can leave you breathless with a want for Heaven.
Spend time with a few:
J.S. Bach – Suite for Solo Cello no. 1 in G major – Prelude
Thelonious Monk Quartet – ‘Round Midnight
Vincent Van Gogh – Sunflowers
Caravaggio – Conversion on the Way to Damascus
Leonardo da Vinci – Drawings of a fetus in the womb
Michelangelo – Awakening Slave