“artists in medieval times did not sign their work. it never occurred to them to do so… their art was a gift meant to point away from themselves and toward the God who gave it. they were safely hidden in Christ, free from the tyranny of the self. they knew the great truth that they were nothing more and nothing less than children of a great King who had been entrusted with a sacred task: to win praise for their Lord. knowing who we are is the hiddenness of humility. it is believing that the giftedness we may indeed possess is not of our own making, that the purpose of its being given is not that we might gain attention or praise for ourselves, but that we might respond in gratitude with our best creative effort to win praise for the One who first gave the gift.” – michael card, scribbling in the sand

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