Thursday, March 29
Today we say “Yes” to Quality Time with Friends and Family and“No” toExcuses.As we approach the Easter holiday, few of us will be thinking about our schedules. However, this is the time to pay attention to them. Easter is the basis of our Christian faith, so if we want to uncover more of its’ potential, we need to be intentional about including more people in our Easter experience.
What does this mean? How do we include people in the power of the Resurrection? Invite other people to share in our meals, activities, and worship this weekend, beginning with our closest Friends and Family. When we demonstrate the importance of Easter in our own lives, we become examples for others to both imitate and follow. In addition, our commitment to each other during this special time of year helps to communicate our love and dedication to those around us.
Christians around the world recognize today as Maundy Thursday, the day in which Jesus is betrayed, arrested, and falsely convicted in a religious court. Yet before all this happens, Jesus celebrates a special meal with his closest friends, which we now call “The Lord’s Supper”. Jesus said to his disciples, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God” (Luke 22:15, NIV).
Fortunately, none of us will face a Thursday night like Jesus. Yet we can take his example by spending some Quality Time with those close to us and demonstrate the power of the Easter Message.
Today is Maundy Thursday. Say “Yes” to Quality Time with Friends and Family and “No” to excuses!