I was ordained at Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus 23 years ago this summer. I haven't been back for more than two decades, but just moved about ten minutes south, so today went with my camera. The heat was heavy but the Chapel cool and quiet. Most of the sculpture is Paul Granlund's work.

As I walked in I noticed the solitary candle, lit.

And the baptismal font, dripping water on one side, and dove alighting on the other.

And this is about the spot where I was first ordained (back when the UMC ordained us twice.) The Chapel survived the tornado thirteen years ago. And I've survived all these years in the church.

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