Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday

Jesus washing Peter's feet, by Ford Madox Brown

The word Maundy derives from the command or mandatum by Christ at the Last Supper, to love one another. The Gospels relate that on the eve of his Crucifixion, Jesus Christ ate a meal with his disciples. After the meal, it is recorded that Jesus washed their feet, and gave them the following mandatum or command: "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done unto you." 

Day 38

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Holy Week

Given that I have posted very little recently (except the 40 days of crosses), I want to thank those of you who are still stopping by the check out the blog. For those who do not know me, the last few weeks have been filled with doctors, hospitals, rehab clinic's as well as anguish and fear. 

My husband is on the mend now and if all holds "as is" will be coming home tomorrow. We are so grateful for friends, family, medical staff and most importantly the love of God. He has sustained us throughout this difficult period and blessed us with glimpses of His face throughout. We truly serve and Awesome God!

With hubby's homecoming, I hope that life will get back on track and that will begin with our Wednesday night Bible Study tomorrow! Followed by Maundy Thursday, the Good Friday activities (most particularly the Tennebrae service Friday night) along with Easter Sunday morning seem like a lovely place to start.

God Bless you all!

(Please note the dove nesting on the right shoulder of the crucified Christ...sculpted in wood by Jeane Deuber, Artist in Residence at the Sister's of Loretto Convent, Nerinex, KY)

Day 36