Jesus was the Host at that last Passover observance with His disciples on that evening that would come to be called Maundy Thursday. Traditionally at..
Some congregations, I understand, have even dropped the communion service from the regular morning worship hour, just inviting those who wish to parta…
It was the best and most comforting sermon that the Lord Christ delivered on earth, a treasure and a jewel, not to be purchased with the world’s goods.
Jesus has much to say and one could write a book on John’s treatment of the Last Supper alone. Every time I read these chapters I find something new. Every verse is worth a page of analysis.
Jesus adds that He has prepared places for them in His Father’s house, where there will be room for all who are invited. Because He has already told them their rooms were being prepared, they can be assured that the invitation and the heavenly lodging stand waiting to be filled. Jesus promises that He will personally come to take them to their new home.
God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship
This morning as I was doing my Lectio Divina I came across this quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. I’m sure during these days of the Triduum I will reflect on her words often.
Into each of our lives Jesus comes as the bread of life…to be eaten, to be consumed by us. Then He comes as the hungry one, the other, hoping to be fed with the bread of OUR life, our hearts loving, and our hands serving.
Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus helps us to be His ambassadors and to be obedient to His will. This brings us to our next set of verses, where He made this promise initially to His apostles:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Jesus emphasises that He wanted to tell His disciples personally what would happen and that the Holy Spirit would come to them. He reassures them that the Holy Spirit — the Comforter — will put everything into perspective for them to be able to go forth and preach as well as enabling them to remember details of His ministry — what He did and why.
Jesus tells the apostles that if they truly loved — really understood — Him they would realise that He would have to return to His Father in order for them to spread the Gospel with the help of the Holy Spirit.