Serving to the last - A sermon for Maundy Thursday
And so this afternoon we draw ever closer to the Passion of our Lord. As the time of his death draws near, Jesus shares in one last meal with his followers. One more time, they will experience his acceptance in the sharing of table fellowship.
Yet first there is something else to be done. Jesus and his friends have been on the road in a land in which the roads would have been muddy in wet times and dusty in dry times. The normal footwear gave precious little protection against either of these possibilities. And so, at the door of any house there would be waterpots with a servant to attend to the washing and drying of feet - not the sort of job you dream of at school!