Painting with a Purpose

I don’t really paint for the end result but I paint to relax and this is something I’m actually learning to do.

At first I thought painting was more about the end result but it’s about how you get there. Just like getting to Heaven, we all want that but if we don’t take the steps towards that direction we won’t get there.
Don’t just worship on Sundays at mass but live out the gospel every single day of your life. It’s by living it out every day that we get closer to God. It’s by painting every day that we get better end results.

Now I know I’m not the greatest artist out there but I know I’ve been improving and that is what matters for me right now.

Just like I know I’ve been deepening my faith, I also know that I’ve been getting more painting skills.

My Catholic Living

7 thoughts on “Painting with a Purpose

    1. Faith without actions means nothing.
      It’s like if I’m praying for a job but don’t leave my house, the chances of getting a job are very low.
      Or if I say yes God I love you but hate everyone I encounter.
      You need both faith and works as we read in James 2.

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      1. Works come as a result of faith. It is not like looking for a job. We are saved by Grace alone. Romans 4: 4-5 4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
        God Bless

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      2. “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one.” (Rom. 3:28-30) In contrast to the biblical scriptures Roman Catholicism they say that if anyone believes in justification by faith alone in Christ alone, then he is to be cursed. “”If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema,” (Council of Trent, Canons on Justification, Canon 9).” This is a dangerous position to be in.

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