elizabeth

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photoblog image You will look for me...

You will look for me...

... but you will not find Me.

 

Quote by C.S. Lewis earthly comforts. "It's quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply."

 

 

You will look for me...

... but you will not find Me.

 

Quote by C.S. Lewis earthly comforts. "It's quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply."

 

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 28 Jun 2017, 00:59
Very good image, Elizabeth...you have highlighted the incongruity of the industrial-strength chain&lock at the entrance.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray! I understand they need to keep out the riff-raff... I'm sure many tourists would be tempted to carve their initials in the benches. But it always seemed odd to - me - as if they're trying to cage Christ...
i like the view and your composition, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Ayush!
When did "so many" get it "so wrong," Elizabeth?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I suppose since the beginning of time, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Jun 2017, 06:36
C S Lewis had this summed up very nicely..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: He usually does, Chris!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jun 2017, 06:50
I love the connection of image and saying.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 28 Jun 2017, 07:18
My pet hate, Elizabeth - a locked Church
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, I understand - at least we could look through the gate at this lovely little chapel
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2017, 07:18
Hmmm... does this mean that you can only get close to Christ if you happen to know the right people (in this case the keyholder)? I do know the reasons why, though, that even religious places have to be locked at times; very sad, though.

(Shutterchance deleted my image today - it is back now).
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does give that impression - though, I've always found him on my side of the Chapel door... not within.

I'll be sure to look back on your image - I hate it when that happens!
That is a sad reflection on the world we live in. I always feel sad when a church is locked, but can understand why
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So true.
Lovely photograph and fine words from Lewis. I sometimes have to remind myself, and others, that this is not heaven.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chad. Yes - we need to keep in check.
Lots of symbolism here Elizabeth...A very good shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Frank - I thought that when I took it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jun 2017, 10:37
The total posting is brilliant. It says such a lot of modern society, when you have to lock up churches.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Louis! I'm glad you agree.
The picture and the words go so well together. The main parish church in our little town is only open two mornings a week other than service times, and it is like that over much of the country, yet when I visit these little village churches I feature they are generally open, probably because there are not hordes of people who might go in for unchristian purposes.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Brian - I'm pleased you think so. I would imagine they start locking them up on after offenses have been done.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jun 2017, 15:29
It's a sad sign of the times the churches have to be locked these days.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes it is, Anne.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jun 2017, 17:45
I really like this picture, it sends the sad message that people don't know the difference between 'mine and not mine'.... You don't touch other people's possessions. A locked church is not done, but sad it is needed...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Astrid! It is, indeed... even my grandchildren know as much.
So much for the welcoming church smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes.. Sad statement.

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