Our Lord's humility, while the palm is the emblem of His Victory.
The original purpose of pictorial designs in Church Windows was for the instruction of the worshippers. During the Middle Ages, when they were introduced, the majority of the congregation were more or less illiterate and could not understand the sermons or read the lessons. These pictures, usually portraying Old Testament stories or scenes from the life of Christ or of the Apostles and other Saints, gave the people something instructive to look at. Although this reason for pictorial windows is not necessary to-day nevertheless, the gifts of God as expressed by the hand of man in aesthetic surroundings put us in an attitude to better hear His voice in His Holy Temple and to express to Him our love and adoration.--M. W. K.