Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gospel Desserts: Laetare Sunday

Last Sunday was Laetare Sunday, meaning "Rejoice!"

As in, "Rejoice, you're more than half way done with Lent!"

The gospel was the conversation Jesus has with Nicodemus, a tough call to turn into a dessert.

He starts out saying that "Just as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up." In the past, I've gone the bronze serpent route with this gospel.

But this time, what caught my ear was the end of the gospel where Jesus tells Nicodemus that those who do evil don't want to come near the light (for fear of being revealed), while the just are drawn to the light for the very same reason.

I've always liked the symbol of Jesus as a light house, revealing dangers and drawing us to safety, so Klenda and I went with that (while singing the light house song).

But just to be complete, I put a tiny snake on the sand...

In other dessert news, Saturday was a very special Pi day, and the vigil of Laetare Sunday, so Klenda made this fabulous banana coconut cream pie!

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