Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Monday: More than a shared meal

When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, "You've no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. It's the last one I'll eat until we all eat it together in the kingdom of God." Luke 22:14-16, The Message Bible

Jesus and his disciples have gathered in the upper room for the Passover meal. The disciples have no idea what their Master is talking about. Yet, they place their trust in Him. They have witnessed too much while they followed Him, and He has hinted at this in the past.

He blesses the wine and the bread, and offers it to them as His very body and blood. What must they have thought then?

It wasn’t until further in the meal, when Jesus tells them that one of them will betray Him that they question His words. “Who, Lord, who would betray you? Certainly not me,” they all respond and then they begin arguing amongst themselves.

How incredibly patient their Lord was with them, and how incredibly patient He must be with us, when we just don’t get the important stuff. We only get wound up when things directly involve us. How very much like those early disciples we are.

Instead of thinking of ourselves, we should be thinking of our Savior, turning our hearts towards Him. 
Breakfast at Mosiro. What's more important? The meal or those you share it with?

1 comment:

Denise said...

Nothing better than sharing good food with friends, even bad food is better with good friends.