NORTH KINGSTOWN â For the last of the ecumenical Lenten luncheon series, the Rev. John Unsworth, of St. Bernardâs Roman Catholic Church, introduced something new: humor.
A heavy rain had not kept people away â as in previous weeks, 100 attended â and, after the simple meal of bread and soup was over, he stepped to the front and announced: âIâve had disturbing news. Iâm dessert.â
Reminding the assembly that each of the six participating pastors had agreed to portray a key character from Holy Week, he said he chose John, âthe beloved disciple. Iâm no fool. That is who I am today.â