During the season of Lent, I will be sharing a short post each day as part of the Lent-Photo-a-Day Journey, providing a sort of brief reflection and witness through the journey to and through the cross, to the tomb, and out into the world.
The word designated for April 2nd was “Meal.”
We continue the journey through Holy Week to and through the cross. In preparation for Maundy Thursday, here is the meal upon the Altar. After the meal, the Altar will be stripped and the journey and story will move to Good Friday.
But before we move there, we hear the words:
“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’ When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” – Matthew 26:26-30
What strikes you anew in hearing these words?