All Saints Messenger - March 29, 2018

posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:13 PM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

It is Maundy Thursday, the first holy day of the three holy days known as the Easter Triduum. During these three days we will journey alongside our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. We are called to ponder, listen, reflect about our Lord...about his gift to us and how we will respond.

On this holy day, this Maundy Thursday, when Christ washed his disciples' feet and gave them bread and wine to remember himself, we pause to remember in awe, both for what Christ has done for us and for the charge he has given us. We have been washed clean, through and through, by our Lord and Master, who took on the role of a servant that we might be freed from all that would keep us away from God. Such a gift is beyond all understanding! What does this gift, this washing, mean to us? Might it be that as followers of Jesus, we are called to put aside our ambitions, our strivings, all that we think brings us glory and become servants to those who need us. Not out of obligation or striving do we do this, but solely in gratitude for the one who loved us so much.  In his life, death, and resurrection w are freed to serve.

Oh Lord, give us the heart of a servant, and wash us through and through. Amen.

See ya throughout the Triduum!