This is a set of intercessions that Ruth and I put together for Sunday worship using words from Sue Wallace’s Multi Sensory Prayer book.
The crown of thorns was commissioned from a local artist who made it using scrap metal. It is very sharp!Multi-Sensory Prayer: Over 60 innovative ready-to-use ideas
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… but why make a Crown of Thorns from metal ? The original, genuine article was made from natural material and some bushes have very spiteful thorns indeed. I know — I am currently trying to clear an area of Firethorn bushes. Some of the thorns are like needles, slim and up to three inches long ( 7 cm for younger people ! ).
Surely we ought to be as authentic as possible when acknowledging the great sacrifice and suffering made by Jesus for our redemption ?
It is art. Why make art in any medium? Why paint in acrylics? Why sculpt in clay? Why sing in Klingon? That’s what art is. You work with the medium of your art.
Thank you for your speedy response. However I do not comprehend your philosophical clarification. By training I am a technologist and so understand real concepts within the world which God has created. And He reveals more and more of His wonderful Creation to us mainly as a result of scientific research. ‘Airy-fairy’, or ‘arty-farty’ ideas are not ‘hard facts’ as I understand them.
The real ‘Crown of Thorns’ was undoubtedly made from vegetable material. We should not diminish or belittle the true Biblical story of our Lord’s Passion by pretending the ‘Crown of Thorns’ was just some artist’s whim.
Well ‘splaned sir. Well ‘splaned.