Last Supper by Bohdan Piasecki, 1998
I like this painting of the Last Supper. Not because it rewrites the Gospel accounts or hints at the inclusion of women as apostles and as ordained priests. That intrudes upon theological issues that I do not want to get into, and frankly, could care less about.
No, I like this painting because it portrays a family, God’s family. It foreshadows the great banquet in heaven that is waiting for all of us.
And to paraphrase a line from one of Fr. Scott’s homilies, I can imagine one of the children saying, “Let’s eat. I’m hungry.” And Jesus responding, “No, not yet. Let’s wait a little bit longer. Not everyone is here yet.”