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dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 39en_US
dc.description.abstractHoly Thursday and its readings seem to me to be all about past and prelude, anticipation and foreshadowing, nourishment for body, for heart, for soul. We see the scene set, the past and future as Passover unfolds in the first reading with the preparations and the meal: A reminder of what Moses and the faithful had endured and how the faithful were saved. The second reading from Corinthians has so much power as we hear the words that are imprinted on our memories and hearts from countless Masses.  To imagine those words being spoken for the first time during that Passover meal with the apostles fills me with awe.|The verse before the Gospel struck me as I contemplated Holy Thursday as the bridge between Lent and Easter, the past and the future. "Love one another as I have loved you."  As Holy Thursday foreshadows what is to come, the depth of that commandment is staggering. How can I begin to live that out? In small steps. In recognizing God in everyone I meet. In taking time to figure out how I can live out that new commandment, nourished by communion.  |We get a powerful lesson in how to do that in the Gospel. I have always loved this story and its images, but even more so now as I have spent some time in Uganda, where people often walk long distances to get water, to get to town. In the northern part of Uganda, the main roads are paved, but there are dusty shoulders and smaller roads. Every place I stayed had a small basin where you could wash your often dusty feet after a day of walking on the roads. It always made me think of this Gospel and how dusty the apostles' feet probably were. I've always understood the ceremonial aspect, but reality of life on another continent brought home to me the magnitude of that simple act of washing someone else's feet. There's a saying about walking a mile in someone's shoes to help you understand that person's life. I think the new commandment of "love one another as I have loved you" asks us to do that: To accept others as they are, to find God in them, to understand the paths they have walked.|As Holy Thursday and Easter unfold, I pray that I repeat that commandment and walk for and with others.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherHoly Thursdayen_US
dc.titleReflection for April 2, 2015: Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitJournalism, Media and Computingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Triduumen_US Triduumen_US
dc.subject.local1Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 11:23-26en_US
dc.subject.local4John 13:1-15en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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