Stones – the bones of civilizations – and our Hearts

Hera's Temple in Poseidonia or Paestum 50 miles south of Naples

Good Morning, God!

I love stone buildings, OLD stone buildings.

Caenarvon Castle in Wales

There is something about being next to stone blocks that is satisfying. Odd. The photo at the top is from the current issue of Archaeology and is of two temples to Hera build in the 600s and 400s BC.

And it comes to me that Temples seem to be even older than castles. I still remember the thrill of standing up at the top of Caenarvon Castle in Wales — Caernarvon being 1200s. I mean, in this issue there is a story about a holy site in Mexico where the central holy stone goes back over two thousand years. Civilizations have come and gone . . . but the place has remained “sacred”.

Of course, stones aren’t just used for Sacred or for Fortification purposes. Entertainment has been important, too.

Pula Arena in Croatia

Temples, Wars/Defense, and Entertainment. Three Primary activities of Human Kind. I thought, for a moment that I had forgotten Education . . . and the old libraries DO resemble Temples . . . Hmmm. Educational institutions didn’t arrive until the Universities that sprang up after the Black Death plagues of the 1300s made the teacher / student ratio really low.

All of these images, God, seemingly linked only by the use of stones — is there a message for ME in all of this? Oh? The verse from Ezekiel 36:26 26 “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart”

Ah, YES! THAT is exactly what I need and what I WANT! Please, God, let it be as You have spoken!

Story teller,

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