April 1, 2021
Will you let me be your servant? : let me be as Christ to you?
(from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals)
LECTIONARY FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY
PRACTICES TO CONSIDER
- Wash the feet of another person or receive communion
- Pray for an hour with Jesus in the middle of the night
- Learn about the rich history and tradition of the Jewish celebration of Passover and Seder meal
The loaf and chalice symbolize the bread and wine of holy communion while the basin, ewer, and towel symbolize the washing of feet. The Greek word agapate is Jesus’ mandate to the disciples to love one another. Thirteen poppies symbolize remembrance and represent the thirteen figures present at the Last Supper. We are spurred to contemplate our own practices of love and service to others, as well as our unity as members of one body in Christ.
Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.
We are pilgrims on a journey, and companions on the road.
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.
(from “The Servant Song” Richard Gillard, 1977, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing)