Theme: Do this in memory of me
As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the glorious Resurrection of our Lord on Easter; we begin with celebrating Holy Thursday; a feast that commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. In the history of the Catholic Church, this solemnity is associated with the reconciliation of penitents, consecration of the holy oils, washing of the feet, institution of the Blessed Eucharist and Ministerial Priesthood. Holy Thursday is the night on which our Lord Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples. What went through their mind on that night, we will never know. What is sure is that His hour had come to depart from the world. While Jesus had prepared his disciples for some time even mentioning about betrayed and crucifixion, they perceived little of what he was telling them. Most of them were fishermen with barely any education except about boats and nets. Before the Passover, Jesus washed their feet saying “as I have loved you, you also love one another” John 13: 34. Jesus made sure that love and service were impeccable in their hearts. While they acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah, their last actions at the time of arrest revealed contrary. Today our love for one another must rise and shine.