There are beautiful cathedrals all over the world that people flock to by the thousands.
I doubt that St. Paul’s in Houston is on many people’s must see list, but to me it is as lovely as any cathedral anywhere.
By today’s standards it is an old building as it was constructed nearly 100 years ago thanks to the generosity of some of Houston’s then leading citizens. The craftsmanship would be hard to duplicate and if it were possible it would be at great expense.
The bell tower has real bells operated by real people, and on Sunday mornings their sound fills the air.
Because of its architectural significance and beauty, St. Paul’s has been named a historical landmark, hopefully meaning it will be here for years to come.
Inside is a quiet elegance reflective of the neo-Gothic style.
There are no gilded columns or ornate statues, just beautiful stained glass windows through which the sun shines and, when they are open, allow bird sounds to fill the sanctuary.
I am glad the doors here are always open because it offers a quiet refuge.
When the world is crazy around me, I sometimes like to go and sit in the empty building and wonder why the voice of evil is sometimes so much louder than the voice of love or why tragedy strikes so unexpectedly. Those questions have been hard to answer this week.
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