…whenever someone turns to the Lord,
the veil is taken away.
For the Lord is the spirit,
and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is freedom.
So all of us who have had that veil removed
can see and reflect the glory of the Lord…
2 Corinthians 3:16-17
(Courtroom 600, site of the Nuremberg trials)
…Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
does not waver between “Yes” and “No.”
…and as God’s ultimate “Yes,”
he always does what he says.
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ
with a resounding “Yes!”
2 Corinthians 1:19-20
(Ducks landing on the Danube River)
But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret.
We will not all die,
but we will all be transformed!
It will happen in a moment,
in the blink of an eye,
when the last trumpet is blown.
For when the trumpet sounds,
those who have died will be raised to live forever.
And we who are living will also be transformed.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15:26
Now we see things imperfectly,
like puzzling reflections in a mirror,
but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete,
but then I will know everything completely,
just as God now knows me completely.
1 Corinthians 13:12
(St. Barbara’s Church, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic)
Those who use the things of the world
should not become attached to them.
For this world as we know it
will soon pass away.
1 Corinthians 7:31
(Sedlec Ossuary–the Bone Church–in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic)
It’s not important who does the planting,
or who does the watering.
What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.
The one who plants and the one who waters
work together with the same purpose.
And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.
1 Corinthians 3:7-8
(Kutna Hora, The Czech Republic)
…He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus,
just as he did for all people everywhere
who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
their Lord and ours.
1 Corinthians 1:2
I pray that God,
the source of hope,
will fill you completely with joy and peace
because you trust in him.
Then you will overflow with confident hope
through the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Old Prague from Charles Bridge tower)
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person
by changing the way you think.
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,
which is good and pleasing and perfect.
(View from Charles bridge tower in Prague)