Serving One Another with Love
‘Serving One Another with Love’
St John’s Convent, Kiln Green, Berkshire. 2015
by Rachel T Allen
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came down to earth to serve and to save. Slightly silhouetted by the rays of the sun through the window behind him, He radiates the light of His divine love, life and compassion. In humility he is seated on the floor and in her gratitude for Jesus, Mary Magdalene kneels, bowed at His feet. Washing His feet with her tears, drying them with her hair and anointing them with rare and expensive perfume that she sacrificially poured with love from an alabaster vessel.
His Love, Mercy and Grace continually reach out to all who will receive Him.
‘For though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow’ Isaiah 1:18. Mary’s robe is red, though draping as if it’s falling away, revealing the clean white garment. The new creation in Christ who’s sins have been forgiven and virtue restored, being precious in His sight.
In the background through the archway, is Dorcas who’s kindness clothed many a needy person. Here she portrays the positive in the scripture ‘for as much as you do for the least of these you do unto me’. The female in the background, whose face is barely visible, represents all the women, Sisters and Mothers, who may not be known or publicly recognised, yet whose existence, love, support, contribution and achievements will never go unnoticed by the Lord our Heavenly Father.