MY OWN EYES HAVE SEEN!
Adorn your bridal chamber, Zion!
Today, also, the Church celebrates "World Day of Consecrated Life". This observance was begun by Pope John Paul II to recognize that contribution that Religious men and women make to the Church and society and to reinvigorate our own vocation to both present Christ the Light to the world but also to be the Light of Christ to all we meet.
Without realizing it, we can sometimes fall into the mindset of our image saturated society and look at religious merely in terms of "looks". A community can be thought "holy" merely because it is full of young sisters while a community can be judged a "failure" because it is mostly full of old sisters. Neither is correct. In fact, one could say that a community that doesn't have sisters from all generations lacks a certain depth and doesn't adequately reflect the Church of which according to St. Augustine, the community is an image.