Today's picture is one that I took on holiday this summer. I visited the Belgian city of Ghent, where I saw these beautiful old houses alongside what was the town quay. It was a very pretty sight - until suddenly some very dark clouds appeared and slowly covered the sky.
The liturgy of these three weekdays of Holy Week is full of such dark clouds hovering over the beauty that was the person and ministry of Jesus. A sense of foreboding grows as we draw closer to Thursday and Friday.