Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.—Sermon on the Mount.
A fascinating aspect of religious art is its timeless character, with artists representing biblical themes in the setting of their own time. This becomes particularly interesting when cast in our contemporary world that is unlike any of the previous ones; this is also original as religious art is now much less productive than it used to be for centuries on.
The painting below, that we contemplated in Bangor's cathedral during our 2017 Easter trip, is an interesting illustration, which stroke me as I recognize myself in my college years (when I was wearing a goatee and a leather coat just as depicted) as the doubting Thomas.
Must-read literally attempts on such a topic: