Thursday, March 20, 2008

Passion Week: Thursday



Today is known as "Maunday" Thursday. Maunday is a Latin phrase meaning "mandated" or "commandment." It's drawn from John 13:34 - " A new command I give to you. Love one another." On this date, we remember Jesus' instruction to his disicples, his commemoration of the Last Supper memorialized in Da Vinci's painting, his prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane and his arrest. One thing that often gets overlooked is Jesus' extended discussion in John 14-17, one of the most powerful and compelling elements in the Gospels. Overwhelming in it's passion, Jesus expresses the very depths of his heart and, simultaneously, his own humanity. Take time today to read this powerful passage.

Remember to join us tomorrow, Good Friday, for our Mid-day service, 12 Noon. It's a short service, so you'll still have plenty of time to get lunch before you're due back at work.

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