Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Remembrance

It's that time of year again.  The time of chocolates and bunnies, friends and family.  But for some of us, it means something a little bit more.

About 2,000 years ago a bunch of friends sat around at a table and had dinner.  One of those friends said some crazy stuff while the rest of the guys just nodded their heads and pretended they knew what was going on.

"The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.'  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.'" 1 Corinthians 11:23-25.

Some of you may know that the dinner those friends sat down to was part of the Passover.  A dinner known as a seder.  And those of you who know that may also know the significance of the last cup which is poured after dinner.

I know I don't often bring up my faith on the blog, and I do that purposely because I know some people might feel offended or uncomfortable, but this week is different for me.  This is Holy Week and today is Maundy Thursday, the night Jesus and his disciples partook of the Passover meal.  Jesus called for us to remember him and that is what I want to do today.  And I hope that those of you who feel as I do may join with me in remembering him.  And for those who don't feel inclined, that's fine too.

I think in this world we live in now, it's good for us to remember Jesus and who he was and what he really represented.  This is a holy week indeed, full of love and mercy--the greatest mercy of all.  I didn't want to ignore it.  Instead, I wanted to share it.

Have a wonderful Maundy Thursday, everyone.  :)


  1. an important reminder. thanks sweetie!

  2. What a good reminder. Thanks for posting this :-)

  3. Thank you! Beautiful post and always a great reminder. It's so easy to get caught up in the daily busyness and forget about what truly matters. Thanks for this!

  4. Great thing to remember, Emily! Thanks for this lovely reminder. :)


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