- an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
Some faithful followers try to live out their faith every day, while others only observe religious holidays. In Islam, the two main holidays are Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. The Jewish faith has many holidays, however, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah are the most recognized. Christianity celebrates the birth and the death/resurrection of Jesus Christ at Christmas and Easter (respectively). The sum of one’s understanding of a faith must be greater than it’s holidays…holy days… if that faith is going to change the way we live.
The Christian church is currently in the season between Christmas and Easter. It is easy to look at these days as completely separate events. If you are not a person of faith, they are just holidays (not holy days). However, if you do believe that Jesus was who he said he was…and that he did indeed die and resurrect, these events become part of a greater whole, they become part of the story of how we as people become whole, complete and new… even as we age. And if to you are unresolved about this wise and compassionate teacher, the lessons learned from his life can still be part of your story. The idea of gestalt is as much of a mystery as Christianity itself.
As you walk through the gallery, we invite you to think about the mystery of Jesus’ birth and the magnitude of his death, reflect on the yearning of our souls for wholeness, and have the hope of newness of a faith in him.
The sum of our life events become part of the story of who we are— the lens by which we experience the world. We have invited you to map your journey with the yarn color which corresponds to your age group and beginning wherever you see fit. Come in during the month of March and explore this map with us!