Holy Thursday, March 29th, 2018

 

READ:

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.” Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.” So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. 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 should also do.”

–John 13:1-15

 

REFLECT:

Jesus loves us until the very end. God Himself will go to any end to show us love—whether washing our feet…or enduring the cross. May we always strive to show his love to others!

 

RESPOND:

Let us be thankful for God’s mercy, and focus on loving in our crosses and through them, even when others refuse that love. Let us make ourselves small and love those who hate us, so that they might see the love Christ has for them.

 

Today’s Health Challenge: Relax

As the week comes to an end, make sure that you relax your mind and body from the past week. Try to relax for 10min today!

 

 

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