Since I have a wretched cold and cough I was unable to sleep past four
this morning, so I stumbled out of the bed, grabbed my cozy
green "Grandma," sweater and huddled on the sofa thinking how rotten I felt.
Sort of feeling that sorry for myself type thing, you know that feeling...
My mind wandered as the coffee pot heaved and steamed away and then I
remembered what today was.
Maundy Thursday and I stopped feeling sorry for myself.
Today is also known as Holy Thursday and commemorates
the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on
the night before he was crucified.
Tonight was the night that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, before the
Passover meal, as a lowly act of service to show the extent of his love.
Knowing that he would be betrayed and hung on the cross.
I have pretty much stayed away from writing about my Faith,
I haven't wanted to offend anyone with my beliefs,
but I have things in my heart to share.
My Faith is what makes my world make sense.
And when I think of the sacrifice of Jesus, I am humbled beyond words.
Jesus lights my path and there have many times in which it has been dark.
I have been lost, weary and sick,
but never alone because I have Jesus holding my hand.
It is no coincidence that the world awakens from darkness every Spring and
that it blooms rich in color, vibrant and passionate hues grace our entries and
There is a saving Grace and Jesus Christ gave us this gift.
Maundy Thursday is a solemn day, because it is the day in which Jesus Christ
This is the day he broke the bread and shared the wine, as a new covenant of
God's promise that we would be saved.
Saved because of love.
There is, nor ever will be a greater love than this and the example has been
set for us to love and care for each other.
Maundy comes from the Latin word (mandatum) which is a reference to the
commands that Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper-
that we should love one another with humility and serve
one another and remember his sacrifice.
So today, I am going to be mindful of the greatest sacrifice ever made-
I am going to be thinking of the garden of Gethsamane where Jesus prayed
Where he was obedient to the divine plan and continue to know that Jesus
walks with me every day of my life.