Chalfant Window: Upper

This window shows the Angel of Charity [i.e. Love] in an attitude of request, prayer, and forgiveness.

        "If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstacy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, 'Jump,' and it jumps, but I don't have love, I'm nothing.

        "If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

        "Love is patient, love is kind. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't force itself on others, isn't always 'me first,' doesn't fly off the handle, doesn't keep score of the sins of others. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always hopes, never looks back, but keeps going to the end."

-1 Corinthians 13 (The Message)

Jesus' story about the Good Samaritan, portrayed in the lower section of this window, is a powerful illustration of the true meaning of love for one's neighbor without thought for oneself.

The Chalfant window was a gift from Mrs. John W. Chalfant and her daughters in memory of John W. (1827-1898) and Ellen (1836-1910).