From our Lay Leader, Jef Jones
I recently saw a film called ‘The Gleaners and I,’ a documentary by the French film-maker Agnes Varda. Its starting point is Millet’s painting of peasant women gleaning in a cornfield, painted in 1857. Gleaning is the practice of picking leftover crops, usually grain of some sort, after they have been commercially harvested. It’s often back-breaking, laborious work.