Thursday 9 April 2020

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Holy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14. Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ – Psalm 115(116):12-13, 15-18. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. John 13:1-15.

At the moment you do not know what I am doing, but later you will understand.

Imagine the scene. The upper room, lamplit, tables set, platters of fragrant flatbreads and jugs of wine, the savoury smells of cooking supper wafting from the cooking place below. Jesus and his twelve friends, the women who followed him arrive, talking and greeting one another. The group grows quiet as Jesus, honoured Teacher and Lord, takes a towel, and kneels before each to wash their feet in the customary gesture of welcome. See Peter refuse to allow the Lord to touch his feet.

Now imagine yourself in the scene. Jesus kneels before you, looks up at you, takes your feet tenderly in his hands. ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ What moves in you? Listen to Jesus’ reply. Stay quiet and attentive in this intimate moment with Jesus for a while.

Take some time to reflect on what happened in your prayer. Complete your prayer with The Lord’s Prayer.

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