Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Image for Maundy Thursday

Consider the picture below, by artist Lars Justinen, of Jesus washing the feet of world leaders. The image is of prominent world leaders from the year 2007, when this piece of art was commissioned: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Tony Blair, England; Kofi A. Annan, UN; Osama bin Laden; George W. Bush; Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; and Jiang Zemin, former president of China. What does this image evoke in you as we prepare to remember Jesus' sharing of the last supper and washing of his disciples' feet tonight--and his new commandment for us to do the same?

Hope to see you tonight for Maundy Thursday worship at 7. For me, it is one of the most meaningful and powerful services of the year.

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