Year A - Maundy Thursday or Courage Thursday
April 17, 2014
Passover anticipates Exodus. Crucifixion anticipates Easter. What are you anticipating?
Blood has been and continues to be a sign of release. Blood brothers and sisters take a step deeper into a relationship. Blood is a part of birth. Spilling our heart’s blood in passionate prophecy symbolizes the depth of a call. Blood is memorable. Where blood is visible new life can take place.
This can all be contrasted with hidden blood of others to prop up our privilege. All manner of coerced blood of other’s bodies for my profit brings eventual destruction.
For now simply remember that the lamb was to be divided in proportion to those feasting. If This day of being commanded to love one another means nothing else, it means we are to share proportionally. If you know nothing other than Capital desires to mimic humans by way of a command to Multiply, to Profit, you know that, in human terms, proportionality then takes a back seat to accumulation. This day is a lesson in basic communal economics. Listen and learn. We only make it together, together.