“We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.”
This showdown is currently on display at the RETURN OF THE GREAT SHOWDOWNS Exhibition at Gallery 1998 in Los Angeles.
“Great endurance and patience: the expression suggests both the kind of stamina that gets under a burden and carries it with enduring fortitude, and the kind of stamina that knows how to possess its soul in patience. Those are not virtues that are popular in our age. We extol champagne: lots of fizz and a pretty good high, but having no nutritional value for the long haul. In an age when tempers are hot, quick solutions are ardently courted, success is revered, victory is cherished, independence is lauded, and easy triumphs are promised, great endurance and patience at first glance seem like less than stellar qualities. But the truth is, they are so far beyond human capacity that the require the power of the Spirit of God. Not to be confused with Stoicism (which loses its moral center and therefore its capacity for righteous outrage), still less with mere physical stamina, these virtues enable the believer to survive with joy when persecuted, to triumph with self-composure and contentment when insulted, to trust God’s all-wise and all-gracious providence when one is suffering like Job. When Jesus sees these virtues in us, he is well pleased” (Carson in A Call to Spiritual Reformation pg 109)
banana nutella muffins
because we accidentally bought 2 750g bottles of nutella