Maundy Thursday

Eat, drink, wash, love.  Hands, feet, body, blood.  The vocabulary of Maundy Thursday is sensory, corporeal.  This day shall be a day of remembrance for you (Exodus 12:14) and a day that our bodies are remembered, tangibly.  On Maundy Thursday, love is not an empty sentiment but grace enacted with washbasin and towel.  We wash and eat and live, that we might love one another as Christ has loved us.  Those who wish will come forward for individual laying on of hands and forgiveness; and again, to join in the washing of feet or hands; and again, to gather at the table and be filled with Christ’s body.

St John’s Lutheran Church Phoenixville