Sunday, March 23, 2008

Paschal Thoughts

Mosta Dome, Mosta, Malta


In the spirit of Easter, here’s a photo of the inside of Mosta Dome in Malta. During World War II, three bombs were dropped on this spot.Two of them bounced off while one was able to penetrate the dome. But miracles do happen.The bomb, which could have destroyed the church and killed 300 people who were inside at that time, did not explode.It seems that God is really there for us when we need HIM. HE listens and answers our prayers: maybe not in the way and time we expect HIM to respond, but HE shows his magnanimity in a subtle, more significant fashion.

The replica of this bomb (called Il-Miraklu Tal-Bomba in Maltese) is on display in the church’s museum along with other liturgical artifacts and relics of the Rotunda of Santa Marija (Mosta Dome).The church itself is richly-decorated. Despite its opulence and grandeur, you feel a certain sense of serenity, humility and grace.I guess being confronted by God’s compassion and clemency, we learn to acknowledge our mortality and imperfections.Perhaps, that’s why churches and other places of worship are humbling and comforting --- our trespasses notwithstanding, we are still forgiven and accepted into the fold owing to HIS benevolence and goodness.

I wish everyone a blessed Easter. May we all acknowledge and submit to the Almighty's love and grace.

2 comments:

From the Eyes of my Heart said...

"HE listens and answers our prayers: maybe not in the way and time we expect HIM to respond, but HE shows his magnanimity in a subtle, more significant fashion."

a very good point! I believe that God ALWAYS answers our prayers. It might not be in ways we expect Him to but He always does! love the picture =) happy easter too!

lareine said...

thank you wendy:) God moves in mysterious ways, we just have to trust HIM :)

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