As we approached the Church, I took photos to try and capture its elegance and simplicity.
We walked around it during Mass because it was bursting with people. Both doors had people spilling out of them. A lovely expression of devotion.
Mass was completed within a few minutes and we went inside.
There was a lot of noise, but when I was able to ignore the sounds around me, it was so blissful. During those brief moments, I was captured by the beauty of the Church.
It was stunning, and full of stories, deep messages, and lessons, without being overbearing, and without there being too much to take in.
Within a few minutes the Church was near empty so we took a few moments to sit and enjoy the blissful vibes.
These words won’t do it justice but I’ll try all the same. The Church was full of natural light, the framed stories of the crucifixion were small and so full of detail that I wanted to get close to them to appreciate them, whilst feeling the desire to pull away from the ugly story they told.
The Church was just so full of peace and gentleness that I could have sat there for ages.
Definitely worth visiting it if you’re nearby.
Going back to what I mentioned earlier…I think it would awesome if I could find a way to ignore what’s external e.g. sounds, visual distractions, smells and so on. I could then hone in on what I choose to, rather than, being a slave to my senses.
Can you think of anything that pulls you away from where you want to focus?