Thursday, April 17, 2014

Do this in remembrance of me

 "For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,k that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  (1 Corinthians 11: 23 - 24)

"How can I repay the LORD
for all the great good done for me?"  (Psalm 116: 12)

St. Paul shares with the Corinthian Church a personal revelation from the Lord Jesus on the Eucharist.  Summary of this revelation:  the Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  How can we repay the Lord for this great gift?  Let us approach the throne of grace in the Eucharist with joy and thanksgiving and we shall and we shall receive more gifts.

Do this in remembrance of me

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

"For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Psalm 116:12
"What shall I render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Disciples Never Washed the Feet of Jesus

"Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom* for many.”  (Matthew 20: 28)

We never read in the Gospels that the disciples washed the feet of Jesus.  Jesus, the King of kings on the other hand washed the feet of the disciples.  He whom "All things serve."  (Psalm 119: 91) and at whose name "every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth" (Philippians 2: 10) became our Servant.
Dear Jesus, give me a genuine spirit of humble service.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

In the Name of Jesus

"Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,"  (Philippians 2: 6 - 9)

Hosanna to the Son of David.