The Sistine Chapel is at once beautiful, magnificent, and has a value that can't be
calculated. Its construction took place between 1475 and 1483, and its chapel has the
exact measurement as Solomon's Temple: 41 meters long by 13.5 meters wide. Its height
reaches almost 21 meters.
What is most impressive is the artwork. Painters of the walls included Pietro Perugino,
Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, and Luca Signorelli. The
famous ceiling was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. Michelangelo also
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For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.