In the church

Carl Larsson – ”At church”, watercolour 1905

Carl Larsson writes: ”We country folk really need God, church and priest. We witness God’s miracles from close proximity, every day, and we feel completely dependent on his mercy and blessings. If the drought is too long we reach for our prayer book, and if things go our way – well, as nearly as possible, for we are never satisfied – we gladly sing a song of praise. When our little church was closed for a few weeks for repainting, our parish was in tatters – there you see how indispensable the church is in the countryside – Karin said.