Well, we honoured someone’s birthday today, in Govinda’s Dining Room. We remembered Suniti—a sweet, sweet lady—sweet, sweet devotee. We dared not ask her age. She’s from Malaysia. Her hubby, Keshava, was there, daughter-in-law and grandkids. It was a low-key event but with great prasadam (food blessed to the max). Friends came too.
After that warm meal, and warm people, a group of four of us left for Bellevue Square Park to chant on the grass. This place is a favourite. Karuna and I decided to walk back to the ashramafter the session, along a new set of streets, at least to our eyes. At Bellevue Avenue and College, we turned a corner at the Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields, and were startled by an impressive bronze sculpture, known affectionately as the ‘Panhandler Jesus’. Sculptor Timothy Schmalz, did this one which he actually named ‘Whatsoever You Do.’ http://www.vincentlam.ca/articles-060903-church-with-a-warranty.php
God knows I’m a sucker for a nice piece of art. This one is no exception, and the message of a humble Son of God, is also something to deliberate on, while the viewer sees this beautiful and stirring work of art.
Discovering it, was thrilling for both of us. Whenever you wander, like Karuna and I do, we always come upon unique objects, people, birds and animals, and try to grab messages from their presence. What is nature trying to say here? What is man/woman saying there? Ultimately, what is the Creator wanting to do with us? How do I fit into the Universe? http://saintstephens.ca/jesus-the-beggar
This type of questioning, or introspection, is a human right.