On this Thursday, so many years ago, you gathered with friends and loved ones to share in your last meal. Even in this time of anguish, you were able to celebrate at the table with friends. You shared in the feast, promising that you would not abandon us, even as the hour of your death drew near.
I don't know how you focused on anything, knowing that the cross loomed close. I don't know how you ate a meal, how you shared in fellowship, how you prayed. But I am so grateful that you did. Thank you, for love too strong to break, for compassion too deep for words. Thank you, Lord, for your grace, love and peace. May I always remember your love and grace.