Bitter Herbs & Bitter Tears

The Last Supper: Bitter Herbs. Linocut by Tanja Butler

In this linocut of the Last Supper, Christ is offering Judas bread with his own hand, “a gift the defecting disciple receives with a distracted mind and heart. On the table lie the bitter herbs and salt water required for the Passover, reminders of the bitter tears shed by the people of God in bondage and foreshadows of the tears Christ would soon shed in the Garden as he approached the Cross to free his people for the bondage to sin and death.”

Ned Bustard, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-ups

As you contemplate Good Friday, the Last Supper, and the communion we can have with Christ now, consider He who is at the centre of the story, the table, the bread & the wine, and our lives.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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