This original painting Straight No Chaser available in a framed patina from and old church in Gainesville, Florida The piece was born from the title of a Thelonius Monk tune by the same name. My reference with the image is that when we take Jesus Christ straight with no chaser he begins to live in us. We can wrap him up in the old patina but he still dresses out well . The scripture in Matthew 7 points it out this way. " 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
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