Friday 21 April 2017

Readings

Easter Friday. [St Anselm].
Acts 4:1-12. Psalms 117(118):1-2, 4, 22-27. John 21:1-14.

‘Jesus came over and took bread and gave it to them.’ — John 21:1-14.

The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

Today I am reminded of the creation of Michelangelo’s David. Two other sculptors were commissioned to create David before he was. It could be said that he was rejected twice before he was chosen. Then he was presented with the block of marble that had already been worked on by one of the other sculptors and since neglected for over 25 years. And yet from these humble beginnings was created what is arguably the world’s most famous sculpture.

Every year millions of people come to Florence to view this masterpiece. It gives us hope that, even as flawed as we are, great beauty can be created through us.

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