‘Archetypal figures empower us to help bring love, truth and justice into our world.’

Testing the water: Peter Jarman goes in deep

'According to the psychiatrist Carl Jung, an expanse of still water – a pond, lake or ocean – can be regarded as our individual or collective unconscious.' | Photo: Jeremy Bishop / Unsplash.

On Easter Sunday my wife and I had our Meeting for Worship alone by a pond in our village’s nature reserve. Arising into me came the story of the Christ figure of the first Easter Sunday. According to chapter 21, tacked on to John’s gospel, followers of Jesus fished all night on Lake Tiberias but caught nothing. Christ, appearing on the shore, advised them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat. Their nets became full. Recognising Christ, Simon Peter rushed to him.

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