Maundy Thursday Reflection

Posted: March 29, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Holy Thursday also known as Maundy Thursday, is where the Easter tridium begins and it starts with the Chrism Mass.

While the Holy oils are consecrated and the priests renew their vows it is an opportunity for us laity to reflect on our own calling to be priests, prophets and Kings for others. We have hope, peace and joy because our Lord Jesus Christ had come to fulfil the promise of our salvation. Have we and are we still sharing the hope that we have with others? Have we brought the joy, healing and comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ to those in need and are suffering? Let us strive to be better and do better as we recall the anointing we had received at our baptism and confirmation.

Tonight we call to mind two wonderful acts of love by Jesus; the institution of the priesthood and Holy Eucharist. No greater love have we then that of the Lord our God.

In preparation of His departure, He gave us at New way that we could see, touch and be one with Him in His presence. His real presence, a mystery yet a reality! One that nourishes, strengthens and fills us completely with His grace. May we never take this great act of love for granted.

Let us also reflect more deeply on our response to the call to discipleship. Have we responded in humble servitude the way the Lord had shown us. To gently ‘wash the feet’ of another? How willingly will we do so going forward. This is a Holy night indeed to dwell on the love of the Lord our God. Amen

Chrism Mass Readings

First reading
Isaiah 61:1-3,6,8-9

Second reading
Apocalypse 1:5-8

Gospel
Luke 4:16-21

Evening Mass Readings

First reading
Exodus 12:1-8,11-14

Second reading
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Gospel
John 13:1-15

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