For to me to live is Christ

From today's readings at Mass (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time): "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If it is to be life in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me." (Phil 1:21, 22) …More
From today's readings at Mass (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time): "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If it is to be life in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me." (Phil 1:21, 22) And "the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard... I choose to give to this last as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'" (Matt 20:1, 14b-15). This mosaic from the 1130s adorns the apse of the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome. I am grateful to the Prior of San Clemente, which is in the care of the Irish Dominicans, for permission to take photographs in the church.
Ultraviolet
...that moment when you realize every stone was hand-selected for colour, hand-cut to shape, and then hand-set according to the artist's vision. EVERY STONE! o.O
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beautyful