We are in our very important days. Where we reflect on our lives, love, and our belief. Every year I see this time reflecting on how we live, and who we love and have faith in.
I see that our lives are around love and belief. When we love Jesus, we will automatically have faith in Him. Jesus loves His Father and with love for us and His Father, Jesus died with this faith that His Father will never leave Him alone. Therefore, it says in 2 Corinthians 5:15
“And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again”.
Here are some thoughts about today’s special day. Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, usually with a vigil (or vigils) between. That’s why the Maundy Thursday series does not close with a blessing. We all must wait for the blessings till the end of the Good Friday service. In many churches, the altar is stripped as the service ends and a metrical version of Lamentations is read aloud. Traditionally, we leave the Maundy Thursday service in silence. In some churches, people remain in the Church for a vigil that lasts until Midnight—the time Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The English word Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum. At the Last Supper Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and gave them his New Commandment. (‘A new commandment I give you …’), see John 13:34. John 13:34
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another”.
So ‘Maundy’ derives from the first word of the New Commandment and the new commandment is based on LOVE. Love one another as I have loved you. I always see love as equal to sacrifice.
Jesus loves us so much and he died on the cross and gave us new commandments.
So, dear friends obey the new commandment, let us love one another and starched our arms for people who need our love and care around us.
Have a blessed Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Loves you so much.