John 13:5; 12-15 (selected)
Artist: Melissa Powell + the cessioncommunity
Media: Black and White Photography
The story is now so familiar that it is easy to forget the revolutionary significance of Jesus act. But as M. Scott Peck relates in his book ‘A Different Drum’: “Until that moment the whole point of things had been for someone to get on top, and once he had gotten on top to stay on top or else attempt to get farther up. But here this man already on top – who was rabbi, teacher, master – suddenly got down on the bottom and began to wash the feet of his followers. In that one act Jesus symbolically overturned the whole social order.”
‘Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. The put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”. They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.’
Artist: Brett Jones + Melissa Powell
Media: Mixed Media Sculpture
Artist: Melissa Powell
There is something beautiful to me about the act of sharing in communion. Through this simple meal we remember not just the suffering and death of Christ, but the new shape that our lives take on when we allow our lives to be moulded by Christ’s example.
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