Readings – Acts 11:1-18 & 22-31, Romans 5:1-5 , John 16:12-15
Sermon – Rev. Gill Webb
With the recent coverage of all the 75th anniversary events to mark the D-day landings in Normandy I watched again the film the Monuments Men. If you haven’t seen the film it is about an allied task force that was given the job of recovering the stolen art works that the Nazis had taken from across Europe and attempt to return these pieces to their original owners. Hitler had planned a massive museum to be built in his home town of Linz where he would exhibit the greatest collection of masterpieces that would eclipse any other collections across the world. In his Fuhrer Museum he planned to display paintings and sculptures from a multitude of famous artists. He took these priceless pieces forcibly from homes, galleries, town halls and churches without a moment’s thought.