Monday, August 25, 2008
give us this day
While walking around Melaque during a very hot afternoon, I stopped in the local parish church (Parroquia de San Patricio). I had not yet seen it.
From the outside, it appears to be under construction. What looks unfinished is an ingenious design to circulate air.
The temperature was markedly lower inside -- almost as if a cooler was installed. I sat and enjoyed the refreshing air.
The interior was lightly decorated. But that was not what caught my eye. The first thing I noticed was el perro under the pew in front of me. Spread eagle on the cool marble, he appeared to be contentedly involved in the prayers that each simple dog prays. Daily bread. Forgiveness.
We can learn much from our best friends.