Maundy Thursday

Originally posted on G. C. Jeffers:

With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.

His brother-friends. One final time. Meat and drink and bread against the darkness ascendant.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them.

And let the common become the divine.

This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

They will not understand until the end–when shame and darkness cloud their eyes–what has been done. And so he shocks them.

Behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

Sputtering, arguing, fighting. And Judas refuses to meet his gaze. But he must show them the way. They do not understand. They do not understand.

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a…

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