The Episcopal priest hunches over a worn wooden table at the front of the church. She scrutinizes her masterpiece -- God's masterpiece, she says -- and is calm but careful as she fills in razor-thin "kitty whisker lines" on a piece of art that looks finished to the untrained eye.
But the icon, which is a painted scene from Scripture, is not finished, and it's much more than art. It's a way to have a one-on-one conversation with God, if you ask the Rev. Elizabeth Lilly.
Lilly's friends and family consider her an unfinished icon, made up of strokes of faith and resilience.
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