Ugly. So plain, like an unwrapped box. Have you ever torn off the wrapping paper, to reveal a box with labels that blare something like “Frozen Meatballs”, but of course you knew it wasn’t frozen meatballs (you hoped!) You lift the lid and gasp!
Like looking out on a dark night, to find the world unexpectedly flooded with light. Unreal. Bright, sparkling beauty. People gaping.
Surprise!! That plain, ugly hole… cradles the Holy.
Go for an evening walk and look at the stars, or the Christmas lights.