An excellent lunch gathering yesterday. A superb meal was provided by the assembled multitude. There was a butternut lasagne, shepherd’s pie and oodles of dhal to just mention a few of the delights.
After lunch we gathered in the living room to listen to Kate Beck who helped us to think about Palm Sunday. The clever use of a clip of Peter Kay introduced the concept that the we recognise things through familiar signs and symbols. Kate suggested that the crowds on Palm Sunday recognised Jesus as a King because of the signs of the day.
However when the events of Easter unfolded the signs changed. Kate proceeded to smash a plate to illustrate the change. Then she shared some items that had been discarded and were now refashioned into something beautiful. The message of Easter is that God can take broken people and remake them into new and beautiful things. We then broke several more plates to fashion a mosaic cross to illustrate the point.