At the Last Supper, Jesus makes himself a sign: he declares that the bread and wine, identified with his body and blood, are a sign of the world-changing events of Good Friday and Easter, and so a sign of the future, of God's future and God's promise.
A quiet back garden in leafy Wimbledon is an unlikely place to find a war memorial dedicated to five Jesuit army chaplains who were killed in action during the First World War. Yet that is what some Jesuit students of Heythrop College found in 1972 when they moved into a secluded house in suburban SW19.
When we read Scripture, we can't simply see it as a guidebook to good behaviour - particularly given the way some of the main protagonists behave. Instead, we should look to the Scriptures and see what they tell us about Christ by looking at the totality as a parable about Jesus.