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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Beacons of Hope

"Beacon of Hope," 5 x 7 watercolor card

a  dark world of war and despair and hatred and pandemic, people yearn for peace, for hope of light.

No wonder Jesus compared himself to light. In New Mexico, symbols of that light and hope have been the beacons of the adobe churches for centuries. 

They will be filled with worshipers Christmas eve and Christmas day, for Christ-mass to bring peace and hope into hearts.

Thus this painting, of the iconic Church of St. Francis at Ranchos de Taos.

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