Once this brick building, on the edge of Oklahoma City's Bricktown area (an area hot with new development), used to be a book bindery. Who binds books anymore? Those I've seen, here in the US, and in England, are part of a dying art.
The second evolution of this building was for a shelter, maybe? The Jesus Saves hand-painted sign above the door makes me wonder.
Once a European asked me why so many buildings in the American West were made out of materials that wouldn't last. Dust to dust, I guess. I've put some of the dying life & buildings up on Flickr. But this one, made of brick, just wasn't meant to last. Even Jesus can't save this one. Yet, the idea of Jesus is an ever distortable one and the idea that Jesus Saves is important. Michael Gerson's recent article, especially after I wrote about Creativity and The Truth of Matters, makes us all think. Gerson writes: "For millennia, artists, thinkers and politicians have shaped their image of Jesus, often into a mirror image of themselves. But the goal of Christianity is to allow Him to shape us, not the other way around. And just as Jesus the leftist revolutionary is a distortion, so is Jesus the libertarian."