Remove This Anger from My Heart

Remove This Anger from My Heart

GayLynn Ribeira
Country
Born 1981, California; Residing California
Dimensions
43 x 53 x 4 in.
Medium
Oil, acrylic, gold mica flake, and gold leaf on birch panel

Ribeira paints a story of a time when Church activities were banned in Ghana. Deeply frustrated by the armed guards posted at meetinghouses, Monica Opare felt a growing anger. When she was unable to respond to her eight-year-old son who asked why he couldn’t get baptized, Opare felt she needed God’s help. Opare decided to start a conversation with the soldier guarding the meetinghouse and learned more about him, including that he had not eaten that day. With a plate of food, Opare made a friend of her supposed enemy.

"As we make a greater effort to serve those we may be resentful toward, the Lord can help us to love them without judgment."