Now we know what Jonah felt like in the whale.
Our Cathedral is oriented toward Lake Merritt, which flows ultimately into the Pacific.
Jesus is returning from Lake Merritt. Spread the word.
This suggests the Word flowing into the Christian community of the East Bay and through us into one that is larger and more interconnected than ever before.We reach out to our neighbors around the Pacific Rim, just as the Pacific Rim has sent us so many of her priests, religious, and faithful. The Cathedral position also acknowledges the ocean, a primal element of God's creation and an obviously important one for those of us in the Bay Area.
And it's all about us, isn't it?