Luke 22: 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God
Before converting to catholicism we never celebrated Holy week. We had a longer sermon on Easter Sunday and maybe an egg hunt afterwards but it really was nothing special. Since my conversion, Holy week has certainly been a completely different experience. It encompasses all of your emotions, like stretching a rubber band to its limit. At the last supper, Jesus gives the apostles and us, Himself in the form of bread and wine. In the coming days the apostles will be given even greater responsibilities and some will doubt that it really happened (i.e. Thomas). Jesus has been teaching them, leading by example and consoling each of them for the past few years. He was preparing them for this moment. Look again at what Jesus says to them…..
“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”
Jesus eagerly awaits for us at the table of plenty. He desires our company. May that day be called Holy.