At the sculpture “Heaven’s Cross” you are in the heart of the Luthergarten. Take a look around: Do you see the petals of the “Luther Rose,” Luther’s coat of arms, set into the pavement?
Five linden trees are planted between each of the flower’s petals. Inside is a heart with a cross that looks rusty. But when you look up, the shining layers of the Heaven’s Cross, each larger than the next, expand the view toward heaven.
Take a moment to come to stillness under the Heaven’s Cross.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.”
Look up and let your gaze expand with the crosses. Be still and let these words speak to you.
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