Bigger on the Inside

  I've been thinking about the statement attributed to Jesus that "In my Father's house are many dwelling places."  When I was a kid and learned that verse, it was in a translation that said "In my Father's house are many mansions," and I've always liked the magical feeling of that; something bigger on the inside than on the outside.  It reminded me of Mary Poppins' carpetbag, out of which she could pull a floor lamp, or of the Wardrobe or Stable in C.S. Lewis' Narnia books, both of which contained entire worlds when you…
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