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The Living Last Supper

The Living Last Supper

The Living Last Supper

The Sunday before Easter, we visited the church where Nana attends (with Nana), and we were blessed by a presentation of a living Last Supper. It gave a glimpse into the heart of each one of the twelve disciples, who were gathered around that table for the Passover. They were asking themselves deep questions regarding their love for their Master: “Is it me? Will I betray Him?” He just said one of us would.

We were very blessed by attending this thought-provoking and unique display. They were costumed and arranged to portray Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting. Each man would freeze in his painted position, and one would come forward, from his place at the table, to share a little background information about himself, including his current doubts.

The disciple's reactions upon hearing that one of them would betray Jesus.

The disciple's reactions upon hearing that one of them would betray Jesus.

The narrator brought to our minds some background information on this captivating painting. Two points I remember well.  The first was that it took him six years to complete this masterpiece. I checked this out, and it appears to have been closer to three years (1495-1498). The other (and certainly the most interesting possibility-as far as legends go) was that the very same man that Leonardo used as his model for painting Jesus was also the same man, six years down the road, who was chosen to model Judas! In Leonardo’s quest to find Judas, he entered a tavern and failed to recognize his previous model! What a transformation life can bring…with Christ and without Him! Well, I looked it up on Snopes.com and found this legend to very probably not be true. It’s a good story, though. It makes you think.

\”Why?\” by Michael Card

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