Friday, April 15, 2016

Vision



There is a little stone church up on the mountain that has an incredible view.
I do not belong to this church, but it is a popular place, and many come to visit just for the view.   It is a popular place for weddings.  Recently at a memorial service for a friend, I captured the stained glass window as it told a story of its own.  

The Stone Church welcomes all seekers. Our motto is, “Open to people, open to God.” As you walk through the beautiful mahogany front door, you will face a stained-glass window based on the words of the prophet Isaiah: “For my house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7). On the window are symbols from eight of the world’s major religions, from Christianity and Islam to Buddhism and Native American faiths.  Our community comes from many different traditions – including Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist and Jewish. We are gay and straight, married and single, young and old, and we find common ground in the affirming spirit of this remarkable place.
The simple message here and the spirit that envelops you as you enter this church, is one of unity.  Whatever your belief system is, we are one.   As a seeker, you must have the vision of a seeker, and that vision does not come from your eyesight, but from your soul, where the true spirit lies within all of us!

In this lifetime, I hope and pray to witness the true communion of all the peoples of this great land, where the exchange of thoughts and emotions can be realized on a spiritual level so that peace can truly prevail...for one and for all!
Peace be with you on this fine day!

With much Aloha to one and all!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki! Just looking at the stained glass gives me such a feeling of peace. I bet it's a quiet retreat...a really great place to sit and pray and think. What a gift to so many!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  2. Those windows are gorgeous, Vicki!

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  3. Hi, Wow, this is a wonderful post. I love the stained glass. Neat photos! Nice to find your blog thanks to your kind comment on mine. Regards from Seattle!

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  4. How beautiful. Aloha, friend.

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  5. The stained glass windows are very pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  6. So beautiful! I will follow your blog!
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  7. I love stained glass, that's a beautiful window. I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment about people sharing together the spiritual side of their beliefs. What a peaceful world we could have.
    Jess xx

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  8. Is it a Unitarian Universalist church? Sounds like it from the welcoming statement you quoted!

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