Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holy Thursday

Today we celebrate Holy Thursday – a day to remember, to celebrate and to believe. This day we commemorate the day that Jesus gathered with his friends to celebrate the Passover Meal. It is also at this meal that Jesus instituted the Eucharist. At this meal Jesus performed a dramatic gesture when he stood up, took a towel and basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples. This humble gesture recalls for me what we are called to do. We are called to be of service to one another. The Ursuline motto of “Serviam” – I will serve -- echoes this for students all over the world. We are called to give of ourselves in whatever way we can. Let us always take Jesus for our model and be of service to one another.

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