This is my commandment, that you love one another as I loved you. John 8:12
Today is a very important Forgiveness Thursday. It’s Maundy Thursday. For those of you who are not familiar with the occasion, it’s a time to remember the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. This happened just prior to the arrest of Jesus. At our church we have a service that includes members washing each other’s feet. The first time I attended this service, I thought . . . Yikes. However, I was surprised to learn what a giving act it was. The service ends with clearing and wiping down the altar. A black veil is hung over the cross. The symbolism really brings the events close to home.
Christ died so we can all be forgiven of our sins. There isn’t a better example of forgiveness. Today, while you are forgiving yourself and others, take a few moments and consider the supreme sacrifice of forgiveness that took place. God bless you.