On this Holy Thursday, we ponder on how Our Lord must have felt. He knew what was to come. Friendship tinged with anguish and sadness, betrayal and humiliation. Above all this, Our Lord was preparing to give his friends the greatest gift they could ever imagine – the gift of Himself.
In the giving of Himself, Our Lord shows us the need to be humble, to be of service to others, for this is how the love of God the Father is made known and shared throughout the world.
Lord Jesus, you show me day after day how to love and yet I don’t always follow your example. Today, may I renew my love in you and in others, and express that love with an open and generous heart through acts of welcome, acceptance, service and forgiveness.