36. The place of gathering.

It was the climax of their civilization. The glory and splendour of the most impressive building of their time crowned the reign of Solomon. His wisdom, which he so dramatically received from God, was well known far beyond the borders of his kingdom. He built the temple that was the life ambition of his father…

35. The altar of the all.

The principle of that ancient act of setting an altar on the bases of a ruined temple building is forever written in my heart. Worship at the altar was the unanimous act of protection in the face of fear and uncertainty. It could not have been easy to leave their assorted lots and half-done tasks…