Written on top of the bell tower in Florence

dome santa maria novella

Thanks be to God for all our health and opportunities. May we always receive such goods. Most of all, may we always keep in sight that these goods are not ends in themselves, but are to be used in order to attain the greatest thing a human being could ever ask for: a relationship with the Almighty, the First and the Last.

The Duomo of Florence, which I look over now, is testimony that the greatest deeds are possible and that with faith, they can come to be realised. It took more than 100 years to build this dome, but Brunelleschi, Medici and several generations of Florentines eventually saw it built, despite persecution, disbelief in the integrity of the design and enormous practical hurdles. So never stop believing, just keep taking the next step.

Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth peace to people of good will.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely thought … and picture. I visited last year but did not get such a great picture. Where did you take this one from ?

    1. ajshannon2014 says:

      Thank you Rambling Rose. Was just struck by how great the human spirit can be, to overcome all odds. I have to admit that the picture is not mine, I took it from Google. I took my own pictures but couldn’t my phone to upload them.

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