The centre has become very multi-cultural in the past few days, or more so than usual. Today I counted staff from 7 different nations and 3 different continents in the canteen and that didn't include the 90 or so Italian guests we have had on site this past week.
Good Friday has important multi-cultural theme, it is the day when salvation was brought to the world, rather than just one nation, and the freedom to meet God was given to all races and peoples. The death of Jesus was planned by the Jews and carried out by the Gentiles. People of different backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities were brought together in a horrific act that in a mysterious and brilliant way became a beautiful expression of love and redemption for everyone.