When viewing a building–or a person–glimpses that hold the inside and the outside together bring greater understanding and appreciation. May I look for the whole without being distracted by what I can easily perceive.
God, thank you for open windows and doors.
Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? Mark 8:17b-18 (NRSV)
Invitation to Pray:
What do you need to see in a more holistic manner? Pray for the ability to do so and then, in silence, with your eyes closed, wait at least two minutes for whatever God wants to reveal.
The central South portal and the north rose window at the Chartres Cathedral in France.