A window leaning against a gardening shed doesn’t add much to the world. It doesn’t let light come flooding into a darkened room, it doesn’t protect you from the elements, it doesn’t allow you to view the world as it marches by.
When some people read the Bible and talk about their faith, it reminds me of this abandoned window. They refuse to let the light of reason enter into their thought processes. A fear seems to be present that the glass may shatter if new ideas are considered and old beliefs have to be set aside.
Even when the window is reclaimed and installed in a structure to fulfill its function, some refuse to actually look through it. Instead they focus on the tiny fractures in the glass or the roughened wood of the frame, and ignore the beauty and wonder that exists if they will only look beyond.