The rawness of Eric Garner's last moments clash against the tranquil order of Gainsborough's portraits. Indeed, that entire museum usually insulates me from the sin that saturates the world.
Yet I will return to the museum, hungrily seeking its brief sanctuary from a world broken by its own stubborn refusal to surrender to Christ's rule. Moreover, I will look forward to Christ's Second Coming, when He will abolish all sin. In that Day, I will see beauty beyond anything Mrs. Edmond Morton Pleydell experienced in her 18th Century London manor, for I will behold Jesus in His glory.