There’s a story about the theologian Martin Luther where a man comes up to him after he’s done speaking and tells him, “I’ve become a Christian, what should I do now?” Luther asks him what he does for a living and the man responds he’s a cobbler. Luther then says, “Then make a quality shoe and sell it at a fair price.”
He later writes, “The same is true for shoemaker, tailor, scribe, or reader. If he is a Christian tailor, he will say: I make these clothes because God has bidden me do so, so that I can earn a living, so that I can help and serve my neighbor.”
This essay and line I highlighted made me think of that and that perhaps is what we should all be doing with our art since it enriches our neighbor.
Thanks for the good read!