…find ourselves and lose ourselves…

OUT in the Spirit

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  – Thomas Merton

Out In The Spirt was created as a place to explore  and “locate points of connection with the sacred in our daily lives. . .  through my own and other’s  meditations, writings, and images,  and the ever important input of you the reader” (see the first post ‘Reading The Book of The World’)

This a visual post, a painting I call “Let Justice Roll Down Like The Waters ”  The title comes from the book of Amos 5:24.  In that chapter, Amos writes that God cannot hear the prayers of a people who are not living out justice in their daily lives.  Amos’ imagery creates the metaphor of justice being life giving the way a stream of water is life giving; “Let justice roll down like the watersand rightousness like an ever flowing stream.”


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About Jim Whalen

Jim Whalen is a Theologian, Minister, Writer, Speaker, and Visual Artist. He has a Master of Divinity Degree from The Samuel DeWitt School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He is an advocate for LGBTQ equality and the integration of Spirituality and Sexuality. Jim is available for Speaking and can be contaced via this site or Upwardedge.com. Almost all of the illustrations used here are original works of art by me, Jim Whalen. If you would like to see more of my art visit my gallery at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhalensArt

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