Monday, June 06, 2016

  When driving in the city of Portland you will see some absolutely beautiful churches. These churches were built with loving thought and a sacred dedication to honor God with their beauty. But now, sadly, many are empty or have been sold and now house secular interests. It reminded me of a passage about seeing an old abandoned church in England a hundred years ago. 

 "Inside the deserted shrine there was a sense of broken trust, of old memories despised, of the altar of God shamed and dishonored. I turned away with a sense of deep sadness; the very sunshine seemed blurred with a shadow of dreariness and shame."

This is, "The Old Church," one of the most beautiful; now a concert hall. 

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