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The painting of the last supper is extremely interesting and
instructive. The two incidents connected with it afford a most
convincing lesson on the effects of right and wrong thinking in the
life of a boy or a girl or of a man or a woman.

Leonardo da Vinci, a noted Italian artist, painted the Last Supper;
and the time engaged for its completion was seven years. The figures
representing the twelve apostles and Christ himself were painted
from living persons. The life-model for the painting of the figure
of Jesus was chosen.

When it was decided that Da Vinci would paint this great picture,
hundreds and hundreds of young men were carefully viewed in an
endeavor to find a face and personality exhibiting innocence and
beauty, free from the scars and signs of dissipation caused by sin.

Finally, after weeks of laborious searching, a young man nineteen
years of age was selected as a model for the portrayal of Christ.
For six months, Da Vinci worked on the production of this leading
character of his famous painting. During the next six years, Da
Vinci continued his labors on this sublime work of art. One by one,
fitting persons were chosen to represent each of the eleven
apostles; space being left for the painting of the figure
representing Judas Iscariot as the final task of this masterpiece.
This was the Apostle, you remember, who betrayed his Lord for 30
pieces of silver, worth in our present day, currency of $16.96.

For weeks, Da Vinci searched for a man with a hard callous face,
with a countenance marked by scars of avarice, deceit, hypocrisy,
and crime; a face that would delineate a character who would betray
his best friend.

After many discouraging experiences in searching for the type of
person required to represent Judas, word came to Da Vinci that a man
whose appearance met his requirements had been found in a dungeon in
Rome, sentenced to die for a life of crime and murder.

Da Vinci made the trip to Rome at once, and this man was brought out
from his imprisonment in the dungeon and led out into the light of
the sun. There, Da Vinci saw before him a dark, swarthy man; his
long, shaggy and unkempt hair sprawled over his face, which betrayed
a character of viciousness and complete ruin. At last, the famous
painter has found the person he wanted to represent the character of
Judas in his painting.

By special permission from the king, this prisoner was carried to
Milan where the picture was being painted; and for months he sat
before Da Vinci at appointed hours each day as the gifted artist
diligently continued his task of transmitting to his painting this
base character in the picture representing the traitor and betrayer
of our savior.

As he finished his last stroke, he turned to the guards and said, I
have finished. You may take the prisoner away. As the guards were
leading the prisoner away, he suddenly broke loose from their
control and rushed up to Da Vinci, crying as he did so, O, Da Vinci,
look at me! Do you not know who I am?

Da Vinci, with the trained eyes of a great character student,
carefully scrutinized the man upon whose face had constantly gazed
for six months and replied, No, I have never seen you in my life
until you were brought before me out of the dungeon in Rome.

Then, lifting his eyes toward heaven, the prisoner said, Oh, God,
have I fallen so low? Then turning his face to the painter he cried,
Leonardo Da Vinci! Look at me again for I am the same man you
painted just seven years ago as the figure of Christ.

This is the true story of the painting of the Last Supper that
teaches so strongly the lesson of the effects of right or wrong
thinking on the life on an individual. Here was a young man whose
character was so pure, unspoiled by the sins of the world that he
represented the countenance of innocence and beauty fit to be used
for the painting of a representation of Christ.

But, within seven years, following the thoughts of sin and a life of
crime, he was changed into a perfect picture of the most traitorous
character ever known in the history of the world.

Pathetic how simple it is for the people to trash God and wonder why
the world is getting worse and worse,

Pathetic how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what
the Bible says. Pathetic how everyone wants to go to heaven provided
they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible

Pathetic how someone can say, I believe in God but still follows
Satan (who definitely knows there is God).

Pathetic, isn't it?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?