Center Of All: The West Rose Window At Chartes (2)

Medieval artists at Chartres depicted Christ the Judge as the One who lovingly understood human suffering. When I contemplate Christ the Judge in the West Window of Chartres, showing us all his bleeding wounds, I don’t feel afraid, I feel grateful, understood and connected.

 

Jesus in the center of the Chartres West Rose window by Jill K H Geoffrion
Christ in the center of the West Rose from the outside

My Prayer

Thank You for understanding–everything.

Jesus in the center of the Chartres West Rose window by Jill K H Geoffrion
West Rose, Jesus the Judge at the end of time. His wounds from the cross are still bleeding.

Scriptural Touchstone: 

The one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5 (NRSV)

Invitation to Pray:

Walk a labyrinth, or use a labyrinth pattern, to pray with your fingers or eyes as you consider this image of Jesus.

Jesus in the center of the Chartres West Rose window by Jill K H Geoffrion
The Chartres labyrinth pattern overlaid on the center of the west rose (which is clearly visible from the center of the cathedral labyrinth)

What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

Photos: The West Rose window (1215)  at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

West Rose at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

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