The Great Dinner
Anne Brink Colored pencil on paper 2007
He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:12-14)
Brink says, “I am a Christian artist who emphasizes the teachings of Jesus and who loves Jesus’ stories and parables. I’m especially interested in the teaching about the importance of loving God and loving one’s neighbor. To me, it is the power of spirit that enables us to make these connections and to know and love deeply both God and other people.” The Great Dinner is filled with neighbors, friends, and all who came to celebrate together, reminding us to live a life of unconditioned generosity.