The Lord’s Supper: Thursday 14th April, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

The Last Supper: This is the “Farewell Meal” that Jesus celebrated with His apostles before His Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  Ponder on, “Jesus taught them the ‘last lesson’ on how to be like Him as the servants of all peoples.  Do we live our faith in selfless and humble service to all peoples?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 13:4-9, 12-15

Jesus got up from table, removed his outer garment and, taking a towel, wrapped it round his waist; he then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ Jesus answered, ‘At the moment you do not know what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ‘Never!’ said Peter. ‘You shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus replied, ‘If I do not wash you, you can have nothing in common with me.’ ‘Then, Lord,’ said Simon Peter ‘not only my feet, but my hands and my head as well!’

When he had washed their feet and put on his clothes again he went back to the table. ‘Do you understand’, he said, ‘what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you  should wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.’