Francis Schaeffer’s wife Edith passes away on Easter weekend 2013 Part 23 (includes pro-life editorial cartoon)

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Mrs. Schaeffer became a missionary in Switzerland. Mrs. Schaeffer became a missionary in Switzerland.

Associated Press / April 4, 2013

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Picture of Francis Schaeffer and his wife Edith from the 1930′s above. I was sad to read about Edith passing away on Easter weekend in 2013. I wanted to pass along this fine article below. (From a blogger named Glenda.)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Remembering Edith Schaeffer … one of my spiritual mentors

 
During my college years, I had a part time job working for the art department. All that money went straight to my school bill. But, on Saturday mornings, I got up super early, (while my friends all slept) and went and cleaned a house. Every Saturday …  for four years.  Why? So I could have money to buy fun books and an occasional piece of pie. My wage for that early Saturday morning hard work was $1.50 an hour. But paperbacks were 95 cents and about 3 bucks for a hard bound.

Edith

Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer was one of my early buys and I have read it and several of Edith’s books many times over the years. She became a mentor, really a friend to me.

So Saturday morning, when I heard that Edith Schaeffer had died, I shed a few tears.  And, I thought back on just some of the lessons she taught me:

*God is creative, so I should celebrate creativity.

*Hospitality matters … even when making a food tray to share with a hobo.

*When you bring a few special things from home with you when you travel, you can feel at home anywhere.

*You can support your husband in ministry, by using your unique gifts.

*Books and music make life more fun.

*It is never a waste of time or energy to serve people.

In Edith’s own words:

“A Christian, above all people, should live artistically, aesthetically, and creatively. We are supposed to be representing the Creator who is there, and whom we acknowledge to be there. It is true that all people are created in the image of God, but Christians are supposed to be conscious of that fact, and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically, and creatively, as creative creatures of the Creator. If we have been created in the image of an Artist, then we should look for expressions of artistry, and be sensitive to beauty, responsive to what has been created for our appreciation.”

A few years ago, our daughter, Christy wrote a letter to Edith, thanking her for her influence. She received a beautiful handwritten letter in return. What a lovely lady.

Thanks, Edith Schaeffer, for a life well lived.

President Obama’s own words put in a pro-life poster:

(Francis did a great job in his film series “How Should we then live?” in looking at how humanism has affected art and culture in the Western World in the last 2000 years. My favorite episodes include his study of the Renaissance, the Revolutionary age, the age of Nonreason, and the age of Fragmentation.)

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