NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the last of the ecumenical Lenten luncheon series, the Rev. John Unsworth, of St. Bernardâ€™s 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: â€śIâ€™ve had disturbing news. Iâ€™m dessert.â€ť
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, â€śthe beloved disciple. Iâ€™m no fool. That is who I am today.â€ť