Thursday, March 24, 2005

Maundy - What You Didn't Know

I'd like to share an article by Dr. James C. Denison, Senior Pastor, Park Cities Baptist Church. I had no idea until I read the article, what "Maundy Thursday" was about.

To make a long story short, maundy is derived from the Latin word for mandated. So "Maundy Thursday" is "Thursday of the Mandate." But what mandate are we talking about? This was the night of the last supper. This night began with Jesus doing something so menial that no Jewish slave would ever be required to do it - washing someone else's feet.

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At 8:02 AM , Anonymous Reva said...

Jim, Thank you for this article. I feel this is the "Number One" lesson Jesus taught, "To serve others". How different our world would be if we all had learned this lesson. If our priority is correct, God-first, others-second, and ourselves last, think of the changes that would happen in our lives and the world. Think of how relationships would change; Husbands and Wives putting their mates first, their children first,their employes first and their bosses first,and themselves last. It would make a difference.
Taking Jesus as our Savior and our example, turns our eyes to Him-first, others-second, and ourselves-last. It is something we have to work on our whole life, but we have Him as our example and we take up our towel and go to work.

At 7:56 AM , Anonymous said...

Jim, Working where you can make a difference? Isn't that what you are planning to do by staying in the school where you are? You will make a real difference there. God bless you, my dear. Aunt Julia


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