My husband, believe it or not, put a hole in our wall (as pictured) and then proceeded to add a window. It was unplanned and kind of unbelievable, but he did it. Our house was pretty dark, especially in the mornings, and this new window has let the light in. As a bonus, I can now see our lilac tree and the friendly birds that sit in it's branches. Thank you, husband, for all your hard work!
For some reason, a new window reminds me of Pope John XXIII and his proclamation to open the doors and windows of the Church and thus begin the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s. The Catholic Church went threw many changes during that time and as a result, the age old teachings remain but, our perspective has been changed. Just like my new window. My house is still the same house, we just have some more light. Things may have to be adjusted a bit, such as moving some furniture around to balance the new look, but everything is still the same. In fact, much better.
CLICK HERE for a great article from RNS (Religious News Service). This news service claims to be "the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics." I thought the story they wrote about John the XXIII and Vatican II was a nice overview and worth the read if you'd like a better understanding of what it meant to the Catholic Church.