February 26, 2011

Art and Money Week: Domenico Fetti's "Parable of the Lost Drachma"

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The parable of the lost drachma or lost coin is from the New Testament. This is a surprising parable in that it does not condemn the woman for valuing her money. When she finds it again it is justifiably considered cause for celebration.

"...what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.'" - Luke 15:8-10

A bit of sense from the Bible.

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