Artist Makoto Fujimura has followed his own advice (as reported by my co-author, Kelly Kullberg): “In the midst of fear. In the midst of material and emotional scarcity. In the midst of the world’s collapsing idols, Mako encourages the Church to draw on the Giver / Artist, and to let His creative Spirit spill over into a hurting world. Creating living art, out of love, in the form of kindnesses (whether friendship, food, hospitality, music, dance, painting, flower-arranging, whatever our gifts…). Spiritual, emotional and material generosity is surprising in an age of perceived scarcity; therefore, we, the Church, can rise to the occasion. We create art not as commodity, but as a gift. Just as the Gospel is not commodity, but Gift.