Monday, September 23, 2019

Maugham: the value of art

Monday, September 23, 2019
    One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple
    —Psalm 27:4 (NIV)
    Art—if it is to be reckoned as one of the great values of life—must teach men humility, tolerance, wisdom, and magnanimity. The value of art is not beauty, but right action.
    ... W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), Mr. Maugham Himself, Doubleday, 1954, p. 673 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 27:4; 1 Chr. 15:16; Isa. 52:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Author of all beauty, Your light makes clear my life’s path.
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