Today is the fifth day of Holy week. It is referred to on many religious calenders as Maundy Thursday. It is the anniversary of many things that happened historically during passion (Christ’s suffering) week.
According to the Christian tradition, it was the day that the Passover meal (The Last Supper) was shared between Jesus Christ and His disciples. A portrait of this event was made famous by Leonardo da Vinci. We all remember that.
At this meal, Christ washed the disciples’ feet signifying His presence as a servant in the true form. HeÂ did not comeÂ to condemn the world but to save it. The world was condemned already. John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save it through Him.
Maundy Thursday may derive its name from theÂ Latin phrase Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos, “A new commandment I give unto you, ThatÂ ye love one another as I have loved you.”Â What better way to demonstrate one’s love or servitude than to wash their feet?
Or, it may get its derivation from the 30 pieces of silver (Maundy money) that Judas accepted from the Jewish religious leaders to betray Jesus, which also would haveÂ taken placeÂ on this day.
Either way, let’s remember how much ourÂ Savior suffered on our behalf. 2Corinthians 5:21 For he made Him who knew no sin to be sinÂ for us,Â that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.