Friday, 25 March 2016

The Fourth Holy Week Hut

The theme on the fourth day of Holy Week was compassion but the weather was not very compassionate to us as it was rainy, cold and windy on the seafront for the first time this week.  Fortunately artist Lizzie Edwards was ensconced in the hut, out of the weather, along with her installation which was a modern take on Jesus compassionate act of service of the disciples at the last supper.

This fourth holy week hut is on the day we call Maundy Thursday when the church celebrates the instigation of the communion meal in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine, commemorating Jesus last meal with his friends before his journey to the cross.

The gospel of John tells us: Jesus got up from the supper table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he had around him.  

This act of service showed us how we should behave towards each other, putting the other first and showing our love and compassion by serving them.

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