'Love' Stained Glass Window, Belfast

'Love' Stained Glass Window, Belfast

Mark 12:28-31 states ‘love God, love your neighbour’.  Therefore, if we have a heart for Christ we should also have a heart for others. A red circle with a red cross is the Methodist Logo and Symbolic of Gods love for the world and for humanity. Christ is represented at the head of the table by the Chi Rho the symbol from the Greek word for Christ. On each side the twelve Disciples are simply suggested. This Agape or love feast represents fellowship and a sharing of bread and wine an inclusive communion open to all who love Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) ‘Agape love feast’. The vine and the love cup are shown to represent communion and God’s love flowing through his people. (Wang Welfan 159 vol 2 as attached).  God said ‘Love one and other as I have loved you’ (John 13:34).  A flower in the form of a Narcissus is a symbol of the triumph of divine love, while four angels with trumpets herald the stories of love contained within the Gospels.

In the lower panels figures embracing represent and remind us that love is central to harmony and unity, diversity and differences.

The dominant colour of this window is green to blue which gives reference to God’s wonderful creation and his vision for the Kingdom.

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