Archive for April 2014
I have been privileged to see monks building a sand painting, then destroying it, I would never have the patience to work on such a masterpiece for half an hour, much less the 20 plus hours most of the designs require. If you ever have the opportunity to see one, take it. It will be worth your while to study the beauty of the design, then watch as they calmly destroy the fruits of their labors.
Satellite images from the Cold War have revealed hundreds of previously unknown ancient sites in the Middle East. I found it fascinating to look at side-by-side images of a site with its modern appearance. I can’t wait until another team uses the same process on CORONA images covering other areas, such as Africa and China.
The canonization went off perfectly with two living popes presiding over the elevation of two dead ones. The current Pope, Pope Francis, invited retired Pope Benedict XVI to join him on the altar of St. Peter’s Square, the first time a reigning and retired pope have celebrated Mass together in public in the 2,000-year history of the church. The overarching message of unity within the church is overwhelming.
One can’t believe everything put out by China, of course, but if they can actually do this, it might be an answer to the housing shortage in various parts of the world.