The Last Supper by Tintoretto (1562)

In the church of San Troviso

There is a Last Supper painted

By Venetian Renaissance painter


I am no art critic nor historian

But I deeply appreciated

Its contemporising the Last Supper

For 16thcentury Venetians

Drawing them in

Saying to them:

‘The Last Supper is now


I was deeply moved by this explanation

As it strikes a chord

With my working vocation

These last 20 plus years

That faith matters in the here and now

Or it doesn’t matter at all

About salvation now

Really believing that I have dignity

As do all around me

And that our relationships

Promote that dignity for each person

And as much as they do not

We are all the poorer for it


As simple

And as powerful

As that


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