As the door nears completion, artist Marilyn Smith captures poignant moments of touch between peoples of all nationalities and walks of life. These individuals hold hands around the perimeter of the door, leading each other in laughter and dance to the joyful feast of the people of God. Oh, what a wonderful world this would be if we could all feast with one another.
I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white; the bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky; are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do. They’re really saying I love you. I hear babies crying, I watch them grow; They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world. Songwriters: George Douglas / George David Weiss / Bob Thiele; What a Wonderful World lyrics © Carlin America Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, Imagem Music Inc
A blessing is a form of grace; it is invisible. For the one who believes in it, a blessing can signal the start of a journey of transformation. The Bible is full of blessings. They are seen as a communication of life from God. When one is in sorrow or pain, touch can become the silent language that says everything; it travels deeper than words can. ~ John O’ Donohue