Arches of hope

Arches can give rise to many thoughts, from the mundane to the sublime. In a crossword puzzle, the answer to “segment of a circle” is “arc.” Interestingly, if a rainbow didn’t appear to end at the ground, the viewer would see a complete circle. So an arch or a rainbow arc implies a circle, without beginning or end, a symbol of infinity. 

These arches are at the Monastery of St. John on the Greek island of Patmos, which I visited on a recent Bible study tour, and where it’s said John wrote the book of Revelation. Such a biblical site leads one to contemplate spiritual sermons suggested by architectural and natural marvels.

Sharing at a state university
July 16, 2012

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