Today is Maundy Thursday. The Thursday before Easter we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, offer them bread and wine and saying, “Do this in remembrance of me.
Secondly we remember him taking off his outer garment, kneeling downs and washing his disciples’ feet, saying, “If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” To be a Christian leader is to serve other with humility.
Finally, we remember Jesus’ words on this night, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
“Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” meaning “command.” On this night, the night before his crucifixion, we remember Jesus’ command to eat bread and drink wine together, “Do this in remembrance of me,” to lead through humble service, and to love one another.