Saturday, December 6, 2008

Windows on Advent

One of the major themes of the second week is the promise of the Spirit: The Coming One will baptize with the Holy Spirit, not simply with the water of repentance. I took a photo tour of the church windows and found this symbol/icon among many ... the ancient Christians spoke of icons as "windows" to let in the light of eternity. John Wesley, the founding figure of Methodism, said that "every man wants a window in the breast to let in the light of eternity". And the word itself is a Greek term for "image" or "likeness", as in, being made in the "image" or "likeness of Christ".

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