April 1, 2021

CARVAGGIO (1571-1610 )   ‘ THE KISS’
This painting is about the event in the Garden. The disciples just had an intimate meal together. They went out to the garden to pray to God. Then, the soldiers showed up to arrest Jesus, but waited for Judas to kiss the man whom they were to arrest. Love, intimacy and friendship in a kiss that turned into a trial, violence and the crucifixion.

We know that we are violent at our core.   
We want to have everything, and then share. Violent money.   
The cross reminds us of the violence that we can all do.   
We must be in touch with the Spirit,   
So, we will know that our intimacies will not 
  Cause harm, abuse or hatred. 
 Jesus’s love can overcome all the sin that we think, believe and act upon.               
            AMEN !!!!!
( Because of the Provincial lockdown starting Saturday, we will close Sunday morning in-person worship starting this Sunday April 4, 2021. )


      Soaring like Vultures
lifted up by unseen Hands
Trust, silent enters my fears     Monica Pieper Landoni 2021