If you walk into a theater and there is a beautiful, black grand piano on the stage, what do you expect to hear?
If you walk into a theater and there is a movie screen on the stage, what would you expect to see?
If you walk into a theater and there is a trapeze and net, what do you expect to experience?
If you walk into a theater and on the stage there is a large, white temple veil, not a sheet of fabric representing death, but a sacred curtain that represents the veil that presently separates us from seeing and speaking with God, what would you expect the purpose of that meeting will be?
I would expect that the end object would be to teach me something about the veil. And, when I was finally standing at the veil, wearing a symbol of mortality, I would know that I was being taught that I could approach the veil in this life to speak with God, and then how to “enter in” to actually be with God.
When we enter the temple, we sometimes become lost in the events, the symbolism, the clothing, words and ceremony of it all – and we forget that in reality, we are sitting there looking at the veil.
© June 2011, John M. Pontius, all rights reserved. Non-commercial reproduction permitted.