Monday, September 18, 2006

Washington National Cathedral

When I was a child I lived in the Washington D.C. area and had the opportunity to see this building under construction.  It is now completed and is an impressive and authentic piece of gothic style architecture on American soil.  You don't have to fly to Europe to appreciate the grandeur and the awe inspiring arches and flying buttresses of this type of structure built for the glory of God.  It is located in the northwest corner of Washington on Mt. St. Albans.  Don't miss it next time you are there.  The web site has a virtual tour.  During the times the actual cathedrals were built , the dark ages, people were so superstitious that they thought that wearing pointed toed shoes protected them from evil among other crazy ideas.  In Matthew's Gospel, Pilate asks Jesus, what is truth? Then as now, the truth still exists to set people free.  Pilate really wasn't interested in the answer how many of us are?