Sorry it took me so long to rediscover this, Prancer
A difficult question to answer accurately.
I'm curious about your response, the tone and acerbity of it, especially considering the open-ended post I made originally
Perhaps you assumed my intention was to ridicule the Christian Church?
Some of my best friends are Christians. Some even attend Church on a regular basis. Sadly, some of the most loudly proclaimed Christians I know are among the most devious and self-serving individuals of my acquaintance ....as if they think they can even con God into believing that they are worthwhile.
Despite what you might have assumed, I believe there is great beauty everywhere and Grace and Godliness in everything. I thought it was kind of neat that it showed up in a draped curtain so clearly.
Too bad the face of God is usually so difficult to see :'( for so many of us
so much of the time.
Meister Eckhart said: "The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me: my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing and one love." ... no barriers keep us away!
Richard Woods interprets this, thusly: "The world that I experience is me. It is also, to one who has the eye to see, the Face of God. Deeper than the personal being that in the course of my day I think of as me -- the focus around which all activity is happening, I am a tiny spark of consciousness that with all the other sparks of consciousness make up the Body and Mind of "God." It is through the filter of my own "personal" being that I see "God" as personal and it is through the human projection of personality onto "God" that "God" evolves a personhood. We are responsible for the kind of person we make God out to be!"
Me, personally, Prancer? I think it's time we all took that responsibilty seriously and walked the talk