Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Passover Meal

Luke 22:14-23 Common English Bible (CEB)

The Passover meal

14 When the time came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles joined him. 15 He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 I tell you, I won’t eat it until it is fulfilled in God’s kingdom.” 17 After taking a cup and giving thanks, he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves.18 I tell you that from now on I won’t drink from the fruit of the vine until God’s kingdom has come.” 19 After taking the bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, he took the cup after the meal and said, “This cup is the new covenant by my blood, which is poured out for you.
21 “But look! My betrayer is with me; his hand is on this table. 22 The Human One goes just as it has been determined. But how terrible it is for that person who betrays him.” 23 They began to argue among themselves about which of them it could possibly be who would do this.

Today is Maundy Thursday. The day we remember and reflect on the Last Supper.  If you are unable to attend a special service for this I hope as you sit down for your supper this evening, you will think of Jesus and this meal with his disciples. May your dinner this evening be a special time of communion. 

As we eat our meals today, may they be for us a meal that draws us into closer communion with you and all those we hold dear.  Amen.
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