Monday, December 15, 2008

Holualoa Church

At this Christmas season its nice to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas, a celebration of the human spirit that is found in humble beauty and the simple pleasures of being alive on the planet.  Thats one of the things I love about Hawaii, that you are never more than a millisecond from realizing the beauty and joy all around you. 

This tiny church in Holualoa is an example.  Its a simple wooden structure with an amazing view from its back balcony and a stirring presence in the middle of this tiny highland village. The congregation is young, the pastor is vigorous and engaging and the services are well attended. It is fittingly called the Living Hope Church.  More than that it is a very pretty church in the middle of paradise, and in this season of holiday madness is a symbol of where spirituality really lives, and that is in the beauty of each moment we take the time to appreciate..

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