It was a beautiful and touching service at Oakland Christian United Church of Christ. As has been our practice since before I arrived at St. John’s, we gather as a community for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunrise. We gathered as a community to remember that night where Jesus and his Disciples celebrated the Passover and what we now remember as the Last Supper. Our service focused on the dark and light of the human condition.

As a reflection on John’s gospel account of the Last Supper, we considered how Jesus’ radical acts of intimacy created unity between God and humanity. Without the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper, there were still barriers for full participation in God’s kingdom. As we watched Jesus serve and share, the door was opened a little wider and the table became fuller with food and people. On that day we were reminded that service is the greater part of power.

Blessings on the remainder of your Holy Week journey,

Reading: John 13:1-7, 31b-35

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