Thursday, March 28, 2013
Maundy Thursday - also called Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter - the most important time in the year for Christians. This period ('The Triduum') is one big celebration, remembering the last supper, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus, and the Resurrection to new life. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane. During the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples' feet. This act has sometimes been followed literally in history as a good way of reminding rulers that they are here to serve their subjects.
From a purely secular view, I am look forward to this weekend. Good Friday is a holiday and Easter Monday is a holiday. It is our first public holiday since New Year's day and it begins a series of monthly holidays.
But I am celebrating for another reason -
I've not done as well as I 'd like but I'm doing better than I was. I give thanks during this Holy Week for committing to make a change and continuing that commitment.