Saturday, March 10, 2018

Doubt- Art For Lent At Southwark Cathedral

There is an amazing work of art on display at Southwark Cathedral just now in London.  It is called "Doubt" and you may see it just here.  The British artist, Susie MacMurray, was inspired to do this piece after a conversation that she had with a soldier who had served in Afghanistan. He told her that the whole time he was in the war zone, he felt as if there was a dark weight hovering behind his neck. It made the artist think of the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent.  

If you are able to view it, I think that you will be like me and will  want to blow away that giant, hovering black cloud.

Of course, it reminds me of one of the many songs that I have shared with you recently... "strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear".  That is one of the lyrics from the Elvis Presley song that I gave you, "If I Can Dream". 

When I saw this piece on the Southwark Cathedral website, they had a prayer to go with it.  I am sharing it with you here.
  God of mystery, when the cloud descends, when you seem unknown, when doubts assail me and darkness surrounds me, lift the mist, break into the darkness and let your light shine in me and through 
me. Amen

Photo of Southwark Cathedral by Richard from October 2014.


  1. We need that light more than ever.

  2. That is a very meaningful piece of art, it almost looks like it is made of black feathers. Yes, Lord, lift the cloud of doubt away.

  3. Oh Man! That black cloud just feels like doomsday to me---and I do think it looks like feathers, too. Fallen angel wings, maybe? Hope you have a light-filled bright Sunday- xo Diana

  4. I can feel a black cloud with all the bad news we've been getting lately.