Through Misty Eyes

Through misty eyes I feel the pain

Of ministry heartfelt that others disdain

Fervent faith, and labours keen

Works, in the eyes of others unseen

While these feelings – I well understand

As one who has served God’s commands

My misty eyes are for another

One who was my Christian brother

His reputation in the faith now soiled

By his later actions when to the world he recoiled

I speak of Van Gogh of painting fame

Whose journey from minister to the insane

His ministry by the establishment rebuffed

He downhearted had had enough

And so his life of art , excess, and pain

Is how most now remember his name

Although he was like all men flawed

I know his work was seen by God


Padre

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8 thoughts on “Through Misty Eyes

  1. Bravo! When we were on Italy before the virus hit, we went to an art presentation where his works were on every wall? It was like being on the pictures. I didn’t know that he was a minister once. I know the horror of depression. Wonderful post.

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