In this “Year of Faith” we were invited into an experience of faith in the person of Ben Reynolds’s.
Recently, we were invited into artist Ben Reynolds’ art studio; temporally transplanted in the auditorium of St. Joseph’s Home. He shared his spiritual journey through each stroke of his brush accompanied by soft angelic melodies. Ben transforms the stark white canvas with layer after layer of color adding texture and hue, changing it forever. Much like the personal stories he shared to illuminate how the darkest times in his life allowed him to see and experience the light of Christ. Without darkness we would not, could not see light.
In 1998, Ben had a desire to leave his career at Kroger as a meat cutter and make a living as an artist. His artistic side became evident and a spiritual channel for him in the 8th grade when at the age of 12 his father passed away. He now shares and teaches this gift to children of all ages, as a focusing tool and a way of self-expression. What was once a hobby has transitioned into a career that he is now being called to share with the greater community in an accumulation of painting, music and personal testimony of Christ’s overwhelming love and blessings in his life.
The Residents enjoyed this walk with Ben and have a permanent remembrance of the experience, hanging just outside on of their favorite places, the Ice Cream Parlor.