The next stop in our trip around the world within the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh was the Swedish room.
Having been to Sweden, I was excited to see what they decided to do with the room. It’s not quite what I thought of when I thought of Sweden, but it wasn’t totally off either. Again, the detail is amazing.
The drawings in this room are pretty neat. I don’t remember the story behind them, but I do remember something else.
When you look closely at the drawings, you should be able to find some “errors” in each one. What I mean is that we were told that each of the drawings has something humorous in it – sometimes it’s very subtle, but it’s there is you know what you are looking for.
Don’t ask me to tell you what was humorous about the angel above – I couldn’t tell you.
The lesson from this room – beauty can come with humor. Pay attention church. Too often we make things more difficult and serious than they need to be. God has a sense of humor and so do most people – unless they are too busy thinking they have all the answers and they have to correct everyone else. Those folks are a real treat to hang out with I tell ya. Don’t be like that church – be alive, laugh, poke fun (even at yourself), tell a joke, smile. In other words, enjoying church and the church community is a sign of life. Embrace it.