";s:4:"text";s:3262:" Sister Wendy Beckett is a well-known art historian, especially because of the documentaries that she narrated for the BBC in the 1990s, and because of her many publications about art. This is a high price to pay for our human freedom, but it is worth it. But since the world brings suffering, and since God refuses to use His almighty power and treat us as foolish children, He aligns Himself with us, goes into Auschwitz with us, is devastated by 9/11 with us, and draws us with Him through it all into fulfillment. It is much easier to talk about than to carry into action because it requires such sensitivity and unselfishness. 'This' is not the mind of our Lord. But since the world brings suffering, and since God refuses to use His almighty power and treat us as foolish children, He aligns Himself with us, goes into Auschwitz with us, is devastated by 9/11 with us, and draws us with Him through it all into fulfillment. True, I have been very sheltered, but I had the great blessing of being able to read. It is never "...”. “Eccentric and secret genius that he was, Bosch not only moved the heart, but scandalized it into full awareness. Love is a practical desire for the good of another.
The real self is held out to the real God, and any pretence or lack of reality makes the whole exercise futile. “God never sends suffering. Once you can read, all worlds are open to you. To be mere automatons for whom God arranges the world to cause us no suffering would mean we never have a self. We also once bought a copy of Sister Wendy’s 1000 Masterpieces, which we gave away to a visiting friend. Great art changes you. Wendy Mary Beckett (25 February 1930 – 26 December 2018), better known as Sister Wendy, was a British religious sister and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of BBC television documentaries on the history of art. Her point of view about art, prayer, and how God fits into the scheme of things is always observant, never pedantic, and regularly delightful. It is never "God's will" that we should suffer. I do not usually speak of Him explicitly since religious language can sometimes put people off. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We should respect our church, but never believe that the church has the last word. “God never sends suffering. We feel a hateful kinship with them. God would like us not to suffer. Sister Wendy Beckett, on same-sex marriage, from a Huffington Post interview titled 'Sister Wendy, My Semi-Spiritual Guide' dated 17 November 2007. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. But Rushdie talks throughout of making something sacred, whereas there is another kind of sacrality that exists of its own right.”, “Although we cannot command it, we choose joy, making a deliberate commitment to happiness (essentially another word for peace).”, “This is the real power of joy, to make us certain that, beneath all grief, the most fundamental of realities is joy itself.”, “In grief, part of the pain comes from our feeling that we should not suffer so - that it is fundamentally alien to our being, this even though we all suffer, and frequently.