Thoughts on Holy Week -
Wednesday and Thursday
On Spy Wednesday of Holy Week, we remember the terrible act by Judas Iscariot, who negotiated his bribe to betray Jesus on this day. When we recall this act of betrayal, we are given an opportunity to think about those moments in our lives and in our faith that we have betrayed who we are called to be. We all have those moments in our lives when we let the worst of us to become real and public. We allow our values to slip and our words to get the best of us. On Spy Wednesday, when Judas lived into his worst self, we know the end of the story. He didn’t. Jesus died for us and for all of the Judas folks in our lives. 

Maundy Thursday is a dramatic turn from the first part of the week. From Bethany, Jesus sent Peter and John ahead to the Upper Room in Jerusalem to make the preparations for the Passover Feast. That evening after sunset, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as they prepared to share in the Passover. By performing this humble act of service, Jesus demonstrated by example how believers should love one another. What an amazing act of love and 

After washing the disciple’s feet, the group experienced the last supper with the Lord. Jesus fulfilled the meaning of Passover by giving his body to be broken and his blood to be shed in sacrifice, freeing us from sin and death. During this Last Supper, Jesus instructed his followers to continually remember his sacrifice by sharing in the elements of bread and wine (Luke 22:19-20).

These two days are filled with emotion and place us in the position of remembering some of the most spectacular events leading to the crucifixion. As we move to the Great Three Days keep these events in your mind – as they show the realities of Holy Week.

Grace and Peace -