So what does Maundy Thursday mean?

by SOR Mission on April 17, 2014

Jesus Washing Peter's Feet 1852-6 by Ford Madox Brown 1821-1893Today is known as Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday of Holy Week.  It’s the day before the sadness of the cross where Jesus was crucified and suffered for all of Humankind and three days before the joyous news of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word for “Maundy” comes from the Latin word meaning “commandment” and so we look at John 13 to see the commandment that Jesus gave us and the event that this picture depicts. You can read John 13 by clicking here.

The gospel event relating to this is explained in John 13 where Jesus gave us a command, not a suggestion, for us his disciples to do. He said to all of us  “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

Today as we serve and love others at SOR Mission, it’s a joyous occasion as we love others through our various programs including  Justice and Mercy.  Partner with us this year as we love others here in Central America.

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