I guess no one would show up for this holiday, so instead it is called Holy or Maundy Thursday. It commemorates the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26:26-28, KJV)
The word Maundy is from the Latin, ‘mandatum novum’ meaning new commandment.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:34-35, KJV)
In Jesus’ day, only slaves, the lowest of the low, washed people’s feet. When Jesus washed feet, he invited us to love and serve others.
I dare you to go outside your comfort zone, wash a few feet and volunteer to have yours washed in return. Not as easy as you think…
Prayer – Lord, we are all awash with ideas of washing another’s foot. Dare we take on the other side? Or will our pride keep us from it? Show us our true selves Lord. Amen.