We watched ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ this weekend. It’s a movie where Willem Dafoe plays Vincent Van Gogh. It’s a beautiful movie and it made me want to study the artist past what everyone already knows. His father was a pastor and in the movie he’s quoting the verse in Matthew 6, “consider the lilies of the field.” He was being asked by his friend and fellow painter, Paul Gauguin, why he painted landscapes and that was his reply.
This happened to be the verse they were going over on my Come Follow Me app.
Doctrine and Covenants 84: 80-84
80 And any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom, and fail not to continue faithful in all things, shall not be weary in mind, neither darkened, neither in body, limb, nor joint; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And they shall not go hungry, neither athirst.
81 Therefore, take ye no thought for the morrow, for what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed.
82 For, consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin; and the kingdoms of the world, in all their glory, are not arrayed like one of these.
83 For your Father, who is in heaven, knoweth that you have need of all these things.
84 Therefore, let the morrow take thought for the things of itself.
This is also, without realizing it, why I started doing landscape photography. I love the peace it brings.
Have a good Sunday and thank you for reading.