Thursday, April 13, 2006


For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26

Today the Churches celebrate a special feast, Jesus' Last Supper. Where he teaches us about the truth of love.
We recall today Jesus kneeling at the apostles feet and washing them, showing them that to love, we are to serve each other. Today we witness the selfless giving of our Lord. He performs this special act of love to show us his care. I witness this in my family with my parents, where my mom and dad would wash and tend each others feet when they were ill. I did this too when my dad was in the hospital, helping wash him, but also washing the feet. As I write this the memories of witnessing this act of love to serve each other is tremendous.

After he has done this we witness a birth in our Liturgy that we know of today. The birth of the celebration of Bread and Wine. Today Jesus asks us to believe that this bread is his body, just as he asks us to believe that the wine is his blood. He broke bread with the apostles to give them a very special way of reminding them that he will be with them in this significant way. That they are to pass this down from generation to generation. Today we have a wafer that is the Lord's body, it is given in memory of Jesus. Today's celebration is a birth of the Eucharist, where on Easter morning this birth becomes a reality. The Last Supper is not just symbolic it is real, the breaking of bread is not just symbolic it is real. His presence is in this act of love is real. Glory to God for giving us a living memory before he gives his life up for our salvation.

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