On the Roof of the Cathedral

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Yesterday Mayra needed to buy some things downtown, and the kids had off school (again), so we took advantage of the day and took Victor downtown.

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to take the belltower tour of the National Cathedral. We managed to get to the church just in time for the tour. The tour guide, a man I recognized from a former tour, explained to us all about the 60+ bells mounted in three towers, the largest one over 13 tons of bronze and metal alloy!

After walking down to Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico’s prettiest building (in my humble opinion), we ate a the Casa de los azulejos, the House of Tiles, currently home to a Sanborns restaurant, but initially built as the home of a Spanish Viceroy. Although I would have preferred a little taco joint up the road, a certainly did appreciate the strong, bitter coffee served after the meal!

Tonight Victor and I begin a month-long study of the book of Philemon, really a radical book in many ways!

Quote of the Day: Sandra McCracken, on her album Live Under Lights and Wires, shares a story of two young boys in Missouri who spent their summer playing by some sandbag levees that had held back some of the extreme flooding that happened over the past decade on the Mississippi River. Tragically, the two boys found themselves in some quicksand resulting from a breach in the levy. When rescue workers finally found them and came to them, they found only the younger boy standing in the sand. “Where is your brother?” asked one of the rescuers. “I’m standing on his shoulders,” answered the young boy. The older brother had sacrificed his life to save his younger brother.
Driscoll, Mark Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ (pp. 69-70). .

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