Lent - Last Week - Thursday - Year A
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Here is a link to a comment about a First Last Supper for you to bounce off of.
Whether looking at a farewell ritual of food or feet, we have been set an example that will open us to another level of relating — loving one another — passing back and forth what we have received.
Paul (1 Cor. 11:23-32) asks us to examine our participation in ritual. When our participation results in larger community we are keeping the ritual alive. When we forget the passing back and forth and settle for what we already have or what a group in power has developed, the ritual begins to leave those thinking they are participating in something larger while acting in smaller ways.