Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020
As we now come into the holiest of days, we are perplexed and wonder what still lies ahead of us. The early followers of Jesus must have also wondered what lay ahead of them as Jesus continued to speak of the death he knew he would have. To the end, they refused to believe that such a thing would happen.
John’s Gospel gives us the origin of the word “Maundy,” which refers to Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. At that time servants washed the feet of their masters; Jesus turned that upside down by showing that we are all each other’s servants. “A new commandment I give you, that you should love one another.”
Our love for each other at this time is shown not in being physically together as we yearn to be but transcending our physical boundaries with our love for each other. As we go through this day and into the evening, may we remember that although we are all broken we are yet from the same vine.