When people think of
Vincent Van Gogh most remember him as a famous artist whose life was filled
with much tragedy. Van Gogh is often remembered for his deteriorating
mental state and his infamous exercise of cutting his own ear off.
However, we unfairly caricature him if that is all we recall, as he was a far
more complicated person. Van Gogh was actually a PK (pastor’s kid) and
grew up in a devoutly Christian home. His upbringing eventuall...
A friend of mine once told me that the only way around despair was to go through it. At the time, those words were a bitter pill for me to swallow. I am forever grateful to that friend, as he helped me go through one of the more difficult times of my life. Looking back now, I realized that it was often through the love and care of the larger saint community that enabled me to navigate through the road to hope.