(3/3) I wasn’t expecting the doors of this church to be unlocked.
It was a rainy day - midweek - and from the outside, it was clear that this church had seen better days. I doubted, but the door opened when I pulled on the handle, and I stepped inside. All the lights were off, and as I walked in I was surprised to see an older man sitting in one of the back pews - I thought it would be empty. After taking a seat a few pews away, my senses were attuned to his ruffling jacket, the bench creaking as he shifted his weight, and some mumbles as he prayed. He left shortly after.
It was a gift to see someone there, on a seemingly random afternoon, discussing his life with the Lord because it’s a reminder that I ought to do the same during my weeks.
Perhaps this church is vibrantly filled on a Sunday afternoon… I don’t know. But, I couldn’t help but feel this sense of longing coming from the presence of Christ in the tabernacle - a longing for people, for their lives, for their love, for their joy. I made this photo of these worn pews that appeared to have experienced the wear years ago.
“God is everywhere, in the very air I breathe, yes everywhere, but in His Sacrament of the Altar He is as present actually and really as my soul within my body,” - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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