Saturday, 22 December 2012

Everyday life as it should be


This is a Mormon painting I just stumbled upon, entitled Called to Serve - representing two missionaries getting ready for the day's work.

(The visual reference is to putting-on the 'armour of God' as described by St Paul.)

I post this partly because I like it - I think it is a good piece of artwork; partly because it exemplifies an attitude to everyday life as embedded in spiritual life which I regard as correct and the best; and also to demonstrate one of the roots of the strength of the Mormon religion as I understand it: superficially modern, mainstream and assimilated almost to invisibility; but carrying a deeper level of awareness of life as purposive spiritual striving, and warfare.