It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chapter 3, Page 24, Book 16

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

 John Muir

Thursday, March 24th - we stand at the edge of some new discovery. Will you draw near?

Holy Thursday which is also known as Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples, his friends, on the night before he was crucified.

The name Maundy Thursday is derived from the Latin word mandatum meaning commandment. The primary commandment of Jesus’ message is found in the story of the Last Supper when Jesus humbles himself to wash the feet of his apostles prior to the traditional Passover meal. He then commands them to Love one another as I have loved you. At his meal, Jesus poured wine and broke bread, commanding his followers to do this in remembrance of me.

It’s a time to remember the importance of our friends and how good it is to share a meal and  break bread together. I love the simple truth in the idea that we are the most happy when we are sitting down to eat with others, both new and old friends. 

Companionship can fill the heart the way warm stew can satisfy your belly. Eating a meal with others allows you to slow down, while nurturing your relationships.  The breaking of bread can be a fulfilling experience, especially when done among people you love and trust.

The disciples were to do what they had probably done many times before: share bread and wine. Now, they were to do it in remembrance of the fact that Jesus gave his body and blood on behalf of others so that we could have a new relationship with God.

I encourage everyone to take a little more time, break bread with friends, and grow closer in relationship with Christ.

A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, is what we chiefly need.

Lewis Carroll


betty said...

Mealtimes with friends, family and new potential friends are always special times. I don't know why some people don't take more advantage of those times and often eat in front of the TV, even a whole family. Nice to do it sometimes, but not make a habit of it.



Loved this post. I have been nursing a 103 fever with congestion so bad I can hardly breathe. So the thought of a nice meal would bring comfort indeed. "Companionship can fill the heart the way warm stew can satisfy your belly."