Christ in Us

On the surface, an anvil may not be all that impressive to look upon or technologically advanced, yet this fundamental forging tool is indispensable to the master craftsman in performing his work. This device is sturdy and intended to make that which is unyielding, yield. “The block is as massive as is practical, because the higher the inertia of the anvil, the more efficiently it causes the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece” (Wikipedia). Inertia means the resistance to changing directions; it is constant in its position. To that end the anvil must have integrity; it cannot be made of lead, plaster or wood. With various contours and contortions, it is the foundation used to mold material into the shape desired. The end product is a fine work of art, glorifying the artisan. Continue reading “Christ in Us”