I’m always stunned by the historical figures who turn out to have been deeply faithful people to Christ… here’s another – Michelangelo!
My unassisted heart is barren clay,
That of its native self can nothing feed:
Of good and pious works Thou are the seed,
That quickens only where Thou sayest it may:
Unless Thou show us to Thine own true way
No man can find it: Father! Thou must lead!