servant hood

Thursday April 2nd,  Mark 14:22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.  "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” Jesus renewed the covenant God made with Moses, not with more laws, but by sharing a meal.  Jesus redefined what had come to be understood as rules of right and wrong, with hospitality and the communal concept of sharing, servant hood and relationship. It was the continuation of the practice of Jesus to include everyone at the table and to see that all were feed.  This meal was a reminder of the feeding of the five thousand where the miracle was when the masses were inclined to share what they were hording and there was an abundance left over.  This meal was the Passover meal that celebrated the liberation from captivity from Egypt, and in practice now celebrates the liberation of humanity from all bondage.  Finally it is the taking of the body and blood, of the total giving of the self for the sake of the kingdom, to which we are all called.  It is servanthood, it is sharing, it is relationship, it is life.


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