Become as a child


A SERIES OF PAINTINGS BY

WILFRIED JOYE

‘Unless you become like a child…’

MEDITATIONS BY

BERNIE MULLEN

INTRODUCTION
Matthew 18 1-4

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, ‘who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child over, placed it in their midst and said, ‘Amen I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me…’

In this series of paintings Wilfried Joye describes through this series of works the words of Jesus to his disciples. He expresses the beauty of simplicity, humility, purity and truth. The paintings concern the music of the heart, the spirit of humble prayer and reception. The cherishment of the self and of others is evident throughout the series. We are, through his interpretation of the way to true greatness and the kingdom of heaven, brought to experience true love.

The poems I have written for these paintings and the music I have selected for them are meant to help the reader and listener to begin their own journey into contemplation of them.

Click on any of the paintings below to read the accompanying meditations

As A Child Art Gallery I open my eyes of trusting…

Read Meditation...
As A Child Art Gallery Your melodies of love so intensely played…

Read Meditation...
As A Child Art Gallery In the night of sense, in the day of listening I sing your praise…

Read Meditation...
As A Child Art Gallery The love in my heart blooms yours kingdom songs…

Read Meditation...
As A Child Art Gallery Naked and exposed, I undress the long learned songs of my prejudice…

Read Meditation...
As A Child Art Gallery The door of my home stands open…

Read Meditation...


Copyright © 2009 Wilfried Joye. All Rights Reserved.

Website design and Hosting by DE WET Software Development Studio, Potchefstroom
[ Recommended Browser: MS IE 7+ or Google Chrome 1.0 ]