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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Alpena

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1975

Subject/Title of Window: Blessed are the Meek

Brief Description of Subject: “Blessed are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth”
The meek are those who show a living and obedient humility. They never grow resentful or bitter; they are like a tamed horse or a good, gentle sheep dog.
The world says, “Look out for yourself- no one else will. Meekness is weak, spineless, insipid” But God says, “Be not weak, but loving, trusting, humble tamed, obedient, usable and strong” Meekness stands aside to let another pass by.
The meek are those among us who possess a righteous anger that saves and heals. Moses was very meek; but he displayed strength and force of character. Jesus was occasionally angry; yet in the face of mockery and harsh treatment of the unjust trial and the crucifixion he said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”

The earth comes as a reward, a gift a legacy to the meek. God bequeaths the earth to the sons of his own spirit.
There is something some strength within the meek that his enemies cannot touch. this was evident in the Judgement Hall, when Pilate was so afraid; yet Jesus so assured and confident.
The dinosaurs who once terrorized the Earth are gone; but the sheep still graze in the meadows.
 
Upstretched Hands
Prepared to Enjoy the World
These hands do not grab, the receive
They are not clenched They Trust
They are not closed, the communicate
The open nature of the hands portrays a full, vital person who appreciate the world and does not need to make selfish demands of life.

Blessed are We
When we have power and strength over others but have the grace to not misuse them
We may thereby more fully enjoy
Ourselves and society and god and all the Richness of the Earth.



Condition of Window: Good

Height: 105"

Width: 24"

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Blessed are the Meek
Blessed are the Meek

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