Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

Lectionary readings for today are:  Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26,  John 13:1-17, 31b-35



We all know the story of the last supper don't we.  We remember it every time we receive communion.  As well as I know the story, upon re-reading, a key passage stood out for me even more so than the actual meal.  "So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.  For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.  Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them."   How much better would our world be if we REMEMBERED and ACTED as such?  

What better way do we honor Christ than to act as servant, remembering that those we serve and those who serve us are no greater?  Can we open our eyes and see that all are on equal footing.  That no one is greater than us because of wealth or beauty and no one is lesser because of poverty or physical attributes that society calls "ugly."  While we are each distinct with different blessings and talents, we are equal as human beings.

How can you serve today?  Who can you serve today?




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