Lampstands of gold

12 Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and when I turned, I saw seven gold lampstands 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, wearing an ankle-length robe, with a gold sash around his chest. (Rev 1:12-13)

As I was preparing for this coming weekend’s homily, I read the two verses, paused and wondered about all the symbols that populated two simple verses. I thought it good to share the results of my curiosity. Continue reading