Today as I went to my studio / spiritual direction space, I felt drawn into the sanctuary that sits adjacent. The room was cool on this 88-degree day, and yet the warm light drifted in through the stained glass windows. I walked in to the stillness, set my stuff down, and breathed in deeply. As I scanned the empty room I noticed the three stained glass scenes across the room. I'd "seen" them before, but never actually "noticed" them today.
Before I tell you what I saw, share with me what you see, in the comments.
All three window panes told stories, and they were in the above order. Taking them all in at once I was struck by the thought of how kind Jesus is: to the woman at the well (an outcast in her town), to the animals (vulnerable to human activity), and to the children (small and helpless but drawn to him). Jesus made himself safe to the lost, the overlooked, and the vulnerable. What a precious and needed thought for me to hold on to today, and everyday.
I invite you to spend a few minutes with each photo and see what else you notice, what else stands out to you, and share as you're comfortable in the comments.
What beautiful timing to discover Jesus' love and compassion and empathy in this season of Lent. May we be as merciful to ourselves and others as Jesus is toward us.