Have you ever experienced that moment when you cannot breathe because something is so beautiful? Sometimes a photo just cannot do justice to something so spectacular. Approaching the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia I was struck by how different it was been anything I had ever seen. It was thoughtful and brilliant. Everywhere I looked something called my attention. I was in awe at this creation.
When I entered the Basilica, I stopped. This man Gaudi had given great thought about light and space. I don’t think I breathed for the first moment as my jaw hit the ground. I have been in a lot of sacred spaces over the years, but this one felt different. As I wandered around, I felt like an owl with my head spinning in every direction. Within the Basilica, there is a very small space quiet reflection and I sat there in front of the Blessed Sacrament so grateful that I have found this spectacular sanctuary of beauty. I could not help but ponder what heaven will be like if such a place can exist on earth created by human hands.
What makes your jaw drop with awe?
How does beauty affect you?
Creator, you infuse the world with beauty which is only a glimpse of what is to come. Keep my eyes open to the wonders of this world and prepare my heart for the majesty of what is yet to be. Amen.