Artist: Tamantha Williams
Title: Psychomachia – Wrath – 2nd of 8 in series
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 40cm x 50cm
Wrath you arrive cloaked in justice. You are certain of your victory with societal justice on your side. You are certain of your innocence and rightful attack, for to you, vengeance is sweet and what was done needs a punisher and you are happy to be judge, jury and executioner.
Wrath, you have identified the culprit and know him as the “most treacherous and cunning enemy”, and “His treachery demands his death, that you may live. And you attack only in self-defense.”. Who holds the key to the prison of the mind? Is it Wrath? Is it Innocence? Who pays the price? Where does the fear lie? In Wrath or Kindness? Who could judge any circumstance, event, or person with Wrath if he knows not the reality, if he knows not the consequence and “chain of miscreation” that unfolds in the judgement. Wrath can you see the future, do you see the past which exists no more?
Wrath, settle down, open the door to a present truth that welcomes in reality a little, enough to see the witnesses of Kindness, then look past even that to the purity that sits quietly not accepting your wrath projected on it. Is this the one that needs your wrath? “The message of the crucifixion is very simple and perfectly clear: Teach only love, for that is what you are. If you interpret it in any other way, you are using it as a weapon for assault rather than as the call to peace for which it was intended.” Wrath, you do “believe that Heaven is hell and are afraid of love”.
We seem to live in a world where what others do is the reason for our actions, even their mere presence justifies Wraths presence and if you do attack then surely Wrath must be the innocent one and you deserving of counter attack. After all “Vengeance must have a focus”. And here we celebrate you Wrath making you the super hero to keep all scales in balance. For if we give you up Wrath we will need to encompass love in its totality. Say you this is possible? For without you Wrath we would need to give up our grievances, take on forgiveness and let wrath be replaced by fearless unconditional love. The last time love showed up in this form, He was crucified by us.
See the witnesses of Kindness and forgiveness appear without demands. With clarity and love. See them arrive with justice being only mercy.