Posted by: livingscripture | April 2, 2015

HOLY THURSDAY

From the Word of the Day

 “If I, therefore, the Master and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.  I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you also should do.”

                                                                   (John 13: 14-15)                                               

How should we live this Wordwashing feet

Jesus spends the last moments of His earthly life with His disciples, showing them His love with a concrete example: He washes their feet and invites them to do the same.  He excludes no one, not even Judas who is about to betray Him.  Jesus teaches us that to love others means to serve them and to love them to the end, always and in every circumstance because nothing must stop our love.

Jesus asks us to imitate His gesture of service, to be close to the last ones, the spiritually and materially poor, remembering how He came on the earth to serve and not to be served.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will remain reflecting on this scene of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, an action that was reserved for the lowest slave.  What does this mean for me in my daily life?

Lord, let Your love enfold me and keep me in awe.  Help me to communicate the charity that transforms to every person I meet.

The Voice of Msgr. Tonino Bello, Bishop on the road of Beatification

He got up from the table, put aside his garment, and girded Himself with a towel…this is the Church in an apron.  Those who want to draw the Church as the Heart of Jesus must draw it with an apron on.  Some may want to object that this image is too like that of a servant, too banal, a photo not to be presented to relatives when they come for tea in your home.  But the Church in an apron is the Church that Jesus prefers because this is what He did.  He became the world’s servant.

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