Choir Loft Painting

For the Easter season, the choir loft in the sanctuary has been adorned with an original painting by Mary Drastal.  She described the process of painting it as follows:

My concept for the painting has to do with how I feel every year during Lent and Holy Week. I am always aware of profound sadness as Good Friday approaches, wondering: “What could have been if Christ had lived; what did the world lose when Christ was crucified?” As Easter draws near, I feel a tremendous sense of joy. My sadness gives way to amazement as I contemplate the resurrection. I wanted to create a painting that expressed my joy as I contemplated Jesus’ empty tomb.

Thank you Mary for sharing this beautiful painting with all of us!