Greetings on this the Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Readings: Acts 13:13-25; PS 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27; Jn 13:16-20
Notes: I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.
Unworthy, yet called to be like him in ministry to others.
Blessed be God forever.
I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
Jesus Christ, you are the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead,
you have loved us and freed us from our sins by your Blood.
When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master
nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.
If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.
From now on I am telling you before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe that I AM.
(Note: this is the high prophetic utterance of Jesus. In the discourses to follow he predicts his resurrection).
Peace be with you,