A church in the wilderness

11 Jun

We arrived in Salt Lake City a few days ago and I must say, as cities go, it’s situated in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty.

I don’t think Brigham Young could have picked a better spot.  In the center of the picture you can see the spires of the Church of Later Day Saints Temple.  The Temple is the only church property off limits to the public.  It’s considered the most holy of holy places and even church members must prepare themselves specially before entering.  Here’s a photo I took while visiting Temple Square:

The church center spans 35 acres right in the middle of downtown.  It’s a beautiful sanctuary and the Mormons I met there were most friendly and helpful.  One of the visitor centers (they have two) has this 11 foot tall marble sculpture of Jesus:

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir practices  frequently and the public is encouraged to attend these sessions.  I returned later that evening to listen for over 1 hour as the choir honed its skills.

Words really can’t describe the beautiful sound I experienced that evening.  I learned something about this church.  If these are Mitt Romney’s people, he must be a pretty good guy.

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