• Devin O'Donnell

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday marks a singular moment in Holy Week, a pause and a breath. In the midst of the growing sense of climax, the pageantry & palms, temple clearing & teaching, the betrayal & bread-breaking; in the middle of all this we see the King, humbly kneeling before each disciple, washing their feet. This startling example of Jesus comes with a mandate (mandatus-Maundy!) to love and serve others in likewise fashion.

For most of you, the significance of today will extend only insofar as it marks the last day before our school's Spring break. But if you are a Christian, then you ought to know that today's meaning transcends your superficial excitement at the prospect of having a little time off. It is "Maundy Thursday" people, so go and love one another as Jesus showed us. That is a com-MAND.


Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples. TINTORETTO. 1547. Oil on canvas Museo del Prado, Madrid

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