For Maundy Thursday:
What does Maundy mean?
"Derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning 'commandment,' Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice." (source)
As we consider Christ's humble serving of His disciples, the washing of feet and the teaching of the bread and the wine, the promise of the new covenant, what is can we do but sink under the weight of the Father's love for us:
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How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Reader Kate wrote on Maundy Thursday away from home in 2010, a beautiful reflection on the service. Let's wrap a circle of prayer around Kate and her daughters as they experience the first Easter season after her husband's passing last summer.