Some of the woes of the world begin through simplest little enticement, looking attractive and full of opportunity. Then the thing that was once held in such high regard slowly morphs into something that causes more sadness, pain and anger then one should carry throughout life. In “No, No, No…Not Today!” the young woman is determined to shed the colorful attractive worldly cloak that has encompassed her like a skin and while standing in the light, she is making the choice to step out of this cloak into the Amour of God for her daily walk.
Worldly expectations placed on our shoulders can be a heavy burden to carry. Sometimes life is lived moment by moment, day by day, month by month or even year by year and it is important to remember that we are not alone. It is essential to begin the day with God. He provides our needs and that includes protection for walking throughout the day. He never said our walk would be easy but He did promise to make our burden lighter.
So, the woman in the painting represents the daily choice of shedding the sheath that the world cloaks upon our shoulders. It is a daily decision to leave the weight of the world expectations behind.
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