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Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday)

April 14, 2017

HUMAN HOLINESS

Thomas Merton once wrote that Holiness is not becoming less human, but more so.  With that in mind, I would like us to begin by refocusing our thoughts from our typical notions of “Holy Week”, to the most dramatic and fullest expression of a “human week”.  Because these past few weeks, I wonder if we have lost some of the meaning of Jesus’ example for us because we have focused too much on the divinity rather than the humanity of these moments?

I wonder, if we acknowledge the humanity of Jesus, what happens to our own call to love, serve, surrender and sacrifice?   I wonder if we acknowledge the humanity of Jesus, especially over the next few days, if we do not by consequence, acknowledge our own divine potential?

CLICK HERE for the readings for Holy Thursday (Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15)

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