Wed 4 Apr, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Holy Week, Jesus, Last Supper, Lent, Paschal, St. Matthew, Triduum
Today St. Matthew shares his account of Jesus’s Last Supper with his followers.
In this pericope, the disciples approach Jesus and ask him where he wants them to prepare for the Passover meal (Mt 26: 17). Jesus instructs his disciples, and off they go to do as he has said.
When we are looking forward to some event, whether with joy and excitement or fear and sadness, we have to prepare. We have to plan. This comes naturally to some of us and not so naturally to others.
Whatever camp we fall into, preparing to enter into the Holy Triduum is more about interior preparations than external plans. We have been putting into order our heart and mind for these 40 days of Lent. We have been doing this through fasting, prayers and alms. We have been trying to align our consciences and our actions with our role model, Jesus Christ, keeping the commandments of loving God and neighbor as ourselves.
May we find ourselves at the banquet table of the Lord with hearts filled with truth and peace and love, knowing that we have been called and justified by grace to take a seat with the disciples.
This is God’s plan. This is Jesus’s labor. This is our instruction. Let us, as disciples, do as Jesus orders and prepare for the Paschal Meal of Love.