The Way: How Far Must Love Go?

The day came for his last Passover meal, so Jesus sent Peter & John to make the necessary preparations (186).

“Where do you want us to get it ready?” they asked him. Jesus answered, “As you go into the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him home & say to the owner of that house: ‘The teacher has asked you to show us the room where he & his students will eat the Passover meal.’ That man will then show you a large furnished room upstairs – which is where you must make everything ready.”

So Peter & John went & found everything just as Jesus had told them, and they made the necessary preparations for the Passover meal.

At the set hour that evening, Jesus took his place at the table with his chosen witnesses. He said to them, “I am glad to share this Passover meal with you, before I suffer. But I will not eat this meal until we are together in heaven.”

Then Jesus took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to the witnesses, saying, “This bread is my body, which I sacrifice for you. Whenever you eat, remember that God wants your life to be sacrificed in love for other people, just as mine has been for you.”

last-supper

Then Jesus took a cup, gave thanks to God, and said, “Take this and share it among you. This cup is my blood, which I pour out for you.  Whenever you drink, remember that God wants your life to be poured out in love for other people, just as mine has been for you.”

last supper

 

(186) Matthew 26:17-20 & 26-29, Mark 14:12-17 & 22-25, Luke 22:7-20