In some organizations, even some churches, you need to “check your brain at the door,” meaning that you must turn off the inquiring part of your mind and simply accept what is being offered. The Anglican tradition is different. Here, when you enter you need to check that your brain is functioning and ready for service. We welcome questions and want to talk to you about why loving and serving Jesus is the most intelligent thing you could choose to do. Do you have doubts or questions? So did Jesus’ own followers from time to time (see the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 28, verse 17). Do you want to know why we think Jesus is the source of life and light? We welcome that conversation.
This is a detail of the huge figure of the Pantocrator in the semidome of the apse at Cefalù. The mosaic was completed by the time of the dated mosaic inscription of 1148. D’Emilio photo archive no. s19780713_1919u (13.4.20/JD)