Maundy Thursday Preparations

Today’s post is similar to my Maundy Thursday post that I wrote and posted last year. The image however, is different and depicts the preparation for the Holy Day remembrance.

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter Sunday. It is a remembrance of the Last Supper, the final Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples.

The word maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means command or commandment.

Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment that evening. That was to love one another in the agape way of loving. Agape, a Greek word for a particular type of love, is a spiritual type of love, not love that comes from any emotion.

Two things that Jesus did that evening have become traditions on Maundy Thursday. The breaking of bread and drinking wine to remember his sacrifice for mankind is now practiced as Holy Communion and is a major activity in Maundy Thursday services.

Jesus also humbled himself and washed his disciples’ feet as an example of Agape. Foot washing is often another tradition that is practiced at Maundy Thursday services.

My hope is that this image will be a thought provoking scene for each of us that will result in Agape Love towards one another.

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