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Holy Week With the Moderator: Thursday

Holy Week With the Moderator: Thursday

Thursday April 18 2019

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Susan Brown, continues our journey through Holy Week


On Thursday, Jesus modelled his new commandment.

Before they sat down to eat together, Jesus washed his friends’ feet, all 12, telling them they needed to do what he had done. Then they shared the Passover meal until there was only the last piece of unleavened bread and the last glass of wine left. Knowing what Judas would do… and Peter too – and every last one of his friends, Jesus took the bread in his hands and when he had blessed it and given thanks for it,

He broke it, gave it to his friends and said…. (Mark 14)

Take it,” he said, “this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and handed it to them; and they all drank from it. Jesus said, “This is my blood which is poured out for many, my blood which seals God’s covenant. I tell you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the new wine in the Kingdom of God.”

Within a very short time….

Jesus was arrested.

The stone in your hand tonight, is a stone ready to be thrown… hurled… with the intention of harm.

How does that make you feel?