Through Glass Dimly

by Sr Nunother

I was praying in Emmanuel Chapel, and found myself studying the textured glass windows.  A series of rectangular angles, they create unusual shafts of light that decorate the chapel’s stone walls. It occurred to me that the chapel’s windows are a bit like heaven.  They send in light, and though their texture blocks a clear view of what’s on the other side, we expect it’s something beautiful.   I Corinthians 13:12 came to mind: “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.”  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.  What a wonderful something to look forward to!

Emmanuel Chapel

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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