It’s Maundy Thursday – a day where Christians around the world remember the Last Supper, where Jesus and His disciples shared a final Passover meal together in a quiet upper room before his death.
Jesus had a deep desire to be with his friends that night. When you think about it, it’s where we’d all want to be the night before we die – with our closest friends and family.
It was a night to remember. Jesus washed their feet. He gave them bread. He even broke up a fight or two, scripture says. And He gave them all one last commandment – to love one another.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35
As we endure the literal and figurative pain and death of Good Friday for the hope of Easter morning, I encourage you to let this last commandment of Jesus – to love one another – be evident in your hearts, minds, words and actions.
Let today’s pain, politics and pride be nailed to the cross with Jesus, in Jesus’ name – and become part of this beautiful Easter weekend story of resurrection and hope.
Be not afraid. Sunday is coming.
Peace be with you, my friends.