Stay out of my yard!

I feel sorry for the fish that share the tank with this spotted eel. He has a nasty disposition. “Spotted” at the Austin Aquarium 😉

Get off my lawn!
Scram!

Stepping into Wonder

This massive entrance is the doorway to one of the most spiritually significant sites in Jerusalem: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus.

“According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified at Golgotha, “the place of the skull” (Matt. 27:33–35; Mark 15:22–25; John 19:17–24). This has been identified as an area of abandoned stone quarries just outside the city wall of the time.”

“About 10 years after the crucifixion, a third wall was built that enclosed the area of the execution and burial within the city, and this accounts for the Holy Sepulchre’s location inside the Old City of Jerusalem today.” (from https://churchoftheholysepulchre.net/ )

God is Love

The small phrase painted on the door of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate caught my attention: God is Love.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” ~ 1 John 4:7-11

The door to the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in the Old City of Jerusalem

Looking Out From the Inside

I do not know where this shot was taken. It’s within the Old City of Jerusalem, but where in the city, I can’t tell you. Judging from the candles it is in a Greek Orthodox holy site.

I love the texture of the window glass and the wrought iron bars & metal grate that offers some protection from street.

Letting the fresh air in and the candle fragrance out