Mark and Luke Looking To Christ: The West Rose Window At Chartes (4)

Where we look matters. The gospel writers are looking to the Risen Christ. I want to focus my inner and outer gaze on the Center too.

Mark (Lion) in the West Rose at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
Mark (Lion) on the southern edge of the inner circle of the west rose window

My Prayer

Center of All, I am looking to You.

Luke (Bull) in the West Rose at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
Luke and angels gazing on Christ

Scriptural Touchstone: 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV)

West Rose at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
Angels and gospel writers looking to Christ

Invitation to Pray:

West rose from the choir at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
West Rose as seen from the choir of the Chartres Cathedral

Whether you feel close or far from God, can you bring your attention to focus on Christ? As you do, 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

Other Posts in this Series

Stained Glass Flower: The West Rose Window at Chartres (1)
Center of All: The West Rose Window at Chartres (2)
Matthew the Gospel Writer: The West Rose Window at Chartres (3)

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