A shaft of light shines upon this modern Christian church, once ancient pagan temple. The building is an engineering and cultural marvel, surviving the last 2000 years intact to inspire many great thinkers. And yet, I like to think that it survives not just to its impressive stature, but due to that open space in the dome. It reminds pilgrims of a far greater glory beyond and thus becomes a place where we repent and the human bows to the divine. May we all find ourselves in the weakness of the cross so that the spirit of love and truth would guide us home.