Thursday, April 14th
Ex 12: 1-8, 11-14
Ps 116: 12-13, 15-18
1 Cor 11: 23-26
Jn 13: 1-15
“Our blessing cup is a communion in the blood of Christ…Do this in remembrance of me.”
Psalm 116 and John 13
Our blessing cup, the blood, sweat, and tears of our lives poured out for others, is a Eucharistic sharing in communion with the blood of Christ. It is a profound expression of our relationship with him. Whenever we stand in solidarity with the immigrant, refugee, or those on death row, we are in communion with Christ. Whenever we speak up for the oppressed, those on the margins of society, the voiceless of our desecrated planet, we give witness to Jesus’ mandate to “do this in remembrance of me.” And whenever we take actions to restore the inherent dignity of someone or promote equity for all, we proclaim our communion with the blood of Christ. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me,” and through these actions manifested in our living, loving, and works of justice, we do just that. The Jesus of Holy Thursday begs for our commitment to unite the blessing cup of our lives with the blessing cup of Christ’s life poured out in love for all.
Love of Christ Outpoured, fill the blessing cup of my life! Grant me
a generous spirit that I may pour out rich blessings of compassion,
justice, and healing upon my family, community, neighborhood,
world, and planet. Unite my heart with yours so that all I am
and do may be in remembrance of you.
I will ask for the grace each day to know how I’m being invited to pour out my life for others. Each night I will ask God to show me how I’ve done this.
Sister Kathy Sherman, CSJ