Our Maundy Thursday mandate

“A new commandment I give you…” The word “maundy” is derived from an old French-English word “mandatum” (mandate), meaning command. In the upper room with his disciples on the night before his crucifixion, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you, to love one another as I have loved you.” He demonstrated an example of his servant leadership by washing his disciples’ feet, a most humble and compassionate act. Jesus “walked the talk.” He walked it to the very site of his crucifixion the next morning. Jesus was not a “Do as I say, not as I do” kind of leader. He walked his talk. May we be so bold in our love for others. John 13:1-38

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