The Emergence

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One of the more amazing “accidents” or misnomers of Michelangelo’s work is the literal “half-finished” statue of the apostle Matthew. The tax collector’s look-alike appears to be bursting out of the marble as if rushing from his accountant books to The Book.

It’s a picture of the old man bursting out of a heart of stone to a heart of flesh and each of us should be that eager regarding our sanctification.

Jesus and Matthew remind us that neither sinners nor their sin necessarily have to be carved in stone.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN:Michelangelo was unwittingly used to point out that an unfinished work can actually be a masterpiece.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh… For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. Ezekiel 36:26, 1 Corinthians 13:12

My thanks to my brother John LaCosta for the inspiration behind (within?) this portal.


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