Painting Judas

by | Jun 8, 1998 | Forgiveness, Humility

The story is told that Leonardo da Vinci resented a fellow artist to the point of hatred. He determined to get revenge by depicting this artist as Judas in “The Last Supper.” This he did; but when he started to paint the face of Christ, he couldn’t seem to get the results he wanted. At last he realized that his hatred for his fellow artist was preventing him from doing his work. So he painted out the face of Judas and proceeded with the face of Christ. This experience so humbled him that he forgave his onetime enemy, and a broken friendship was restored.

By M. E. Loewen, Signs of the Times, November 1968. With permission from Dale Galusha


Painting Judas