Crossings: A Journey to Easter is an all-outdoor art exhibition featuring 16 art pieces depicting the scriptural stations of the cross – running from March 2 to April 14 in Toronto. Set at sites throughout downtown and midtown Toronto, Crossings draws upon the centuries-old Christian spiritual practice of walking and praying the path that Jesus took on his way to the cross. In this exhibit, the Stations are captured through sacred art pieces expressing the dramatic moments of Jesus’ final hours.
This pilgrimage-style Journey to Easter will take visitors figuratively along the journey that Jesus took through unjust suffering leading to redemption. It will offer an opportunity to reflect on what the Jesus story offers as a way to respond to the contemporary social justice issues of today.
For more information, visit https://www.crossingstoronto.com/ Thank you to Artist Anita Stephen for bringing this to my attention.
You are welcome to take a Hen & Chick plant home. Initially, the idea was to take one home in your birthday month, if you wanted to. Change of plan! 😊 No matter when your birthday is, if you’d like a Hen & Chick plant – help yourself to a plant in the foyer. If we run out today, I’ll get more this week!
Why Hen & Chick plants? In Matthew 23:37-39, Jesus describes himself as being like a mother hen to His people. He says: “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.”
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. - C. S. Lewis
You will find it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy. – Corrie ten Boom
Jan Steven is the Pastoral Care Chaplain at Grace Mennonite Church. She is also the webservant.