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Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Three times a year, a worship service ends and I go back to the vesting room to change—and I feel as though I'm walking into a time warp.
The feet and legs of the homeless men we serve at the Bowery Mission in New York are a testimony to the pain they endure daily. Many of their legs are swollen because, like Jesus, they have nowhere to lay their head to rest.
"Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world.” What happens when you know your time has come? What do you say to those closest to you?
John 13:1–17, 31b–35
John 13 begins with imminent betrayal, suffering, and death. Understandably, we envision the scene with somber images. But I wonder if we overlook Jesus’ joy.
A disruption on Maundy Thursday
As I came to the first student and his family, kneeling with outstretched hands, suddenly someone took out a phone and snapped a picture.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.