Stockholm Cathedral, as I’ve said many times, is very pleasing to the eye. It is full of amazing art, impressive statues, and a plethora of gold.
One only has to look at the King or Queen’s seat to understand.
A nice gold pulpit.
Of course, there is a price to pay for this. It’s not paid in currency or gold. The cost is the Gospel which preaches good news to the poor, the outcast, and the outsider. In a church like this, and in any society where the ruling and governing class have sway over the church, what ends up being preached is a different gospel – one that preaches comfort to the comfortable.