Today is Maundy Thursday

The Last Supper

7 Then the day of Unleavened Bread came. That was the time the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John on ahead.

“Go,” he told them. “Prepare for us to eat the Passover meal.”
9“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

10 Jesus replied, “When you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house he enters.

11 Then say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, “Where is the guest room? Where can I eat the Passover meal with my disciples?” ’

12He will show you a large upstairs room with furniture in it. Prepare for us to eat there.”

13 Peter and John left. They found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover meal.

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles took their places at the table. 15He said to them,

“I have really looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you. I wanted to do this before I suffer. 16I tell you, I will not eat the Passover meal again until it is celebrated in God’s kingdom.”

 

 

ceramic replica of "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci; seen in an art store in Las Vegas Nevada; creator unidentified
ceramic replica of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci; seen in an art store in Las Vegas Nevada; creator unidentified

 

17 After Jesus took the cup, he gave thanks. He said, “Take this cup and share it among yourselves. 18I tell you, I will not drink wine with you again until God’s kingdom comes.”

19 Then Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to them and said, “This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of me.”

20  In the same way, after the supper he took the cup. He said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. It is poured out for you.

21 But someone here is going to hand me over to my enemies. His hand is with mine on the table.

22The Son of Man will go to his death, just as God has already decided. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands him over!”

Get the world’s most advanced study Bible for free!

“noble beyond her years”

At only 26 years old, Kayla had already traveled to India, Israel, Palestine and Syria on humanitarian endeavors and in Arizona worked at a women’s shelter and with AIDS patients, according to the news reports. And in a letter she wrote to her family from captivity, she expressed regret that she was causing them pain.

My original post from February 11, 2015

I cannot think of anything else worth saying today other than to express my sadness  for and sympathy to the family of Kayla Mueller. On  the evening news last night I heard Kayla’s aunt describe her as “noble beyond her years.”

I had never heard of Kayla until a few days ago, but her story touches my heart. I have a son about the same age; and like her, his work and passions take him all over the world. I cannot imagine getting an email like the one her parents received confirming her death.

At only 26 years old, Kayla had already traveled to India, Israel, Palestine and Syria on humanitarian endeavors and in Arizona worked at a women’s shelter and with AIDS patients, according to the news reports. And in a letter she wrote to her family from captivity, she expressed regret that she was causing them pain.

I hope the memory of this beautiful young woman brings some comfort to their grieving hearts.

Medical stethoscope and heart on a textured background

Dr Aletha

 

%d bloggers like this: