Visitors to Milan, Italy, are often disappointed when they see DaVinci’s famous
painting “The Last Supper.” It was painted on the wall of a monastery
dining room and by now the colors are so faint you can barely see the painting.
Restoration has been going on for years with little success. If you knew the
history of the world’s most famous fresco you would be even more disappointed.
The wall on which it was painted began to crumble almost immediately after it
was done. The monks cut a door in the wall cutting off the feet of Christ.
Later the building became a stable, then a storage room, then a barracks for
soldiers. It amazes us that this great work of art should have been treated so
casually. But then, the very supper that inspired it is treated casually by
many — even by some who profess that they follow the Christ who instituted it.
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