The Golden Rule
Acrylic On Canvas
30” X 30”
****Original Sold - Prints Available****
Part of the Pop Up Theology series of paintings highlighting inspirational messages from world religions, this Piece Is Based On Old Testament And New Testament Passages In The Bible.Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 7:12 & Matthew 22:37-39
The Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have done to you or, more simply, love your neighbor as you love yourself, is a fundamental principle in both Judaism & Christianity and is considered THE law to follow above all laws other than loving God.
Painting Symbology:The houses reflect your neighbors and the hearts reflect the love. In the background you see a golden ruler. On the bottom left there are two tablets representing the Ten Commandments and the bottom right a gavel, both representing the notion that this is the supreme commandment to follow. In the blue heart you see crosses and under the dove there are more crosses. These crosses are symbolic of the sacrifices you sometimes have to make to love your neighbor. The flowers represent a verdant garden, the dove represents peace and the orange and yellow circle in the top left and the green and blue circle under the pink flower on the right represent coins/riches. These are symbolic of the verdant garden of happiness, the riches and the peace you will find in your heart when you love your neighbor as you love yourself.