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Did you Forget Maundy Thursday?


Have you heard of "Maundy" Thursday? Good Friday, we know. And Easter Sunday, of course. But what about the Thursday before Easter? It marks an important part of Holy Week, the day Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. At that Passover meal, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, an extraordinary display of humility, and then Jesus commanded them to do the same for each other. Washing others' feet comes from traditions in biblical times when guests' feet were washed when entering a home because their feet were dirty from walking the sandy roads to their destinations. .


Maundy means “command”. In John Chapter 13, Verse 34, Jesus said to them, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” This raised the definition of love to a new, highter standard - to love your enemies and share love to those who appear to not deserve it. Washing another's feet was a tradition of the times, but it's a great example of showing selfless love like Jesus when we serve one another as He commanded.

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