Brothers & Sisters,
As we enter into this night and the Last Supper I cannot help but think about what was going through Jesus’ mind during these final hours of his life. Here is a man who knew he was about to be betrayed by one of his closest, and denied by another. Here is a man who had to see that he was going to die on the cross alone, shouldering the sins and burdens of the world and giving himself up for all of us. How can we take that single act of sacrifice and apply it to our own lives?
Perhaps before we complain about something we stop and make sure we’re aware of what we’re complaining about and what action we might be able to take to ensure that thing doesn’t happen again?
Perhaps before we are about to yell at someone, we should stop and ask ourselves what good it will do and try to reframe the oncoming interaction.
Perhaps before boasting about something you just accomplished, just smile, knowing you have done well and move onto whatever is next.
Perhaps if you’re about to walk by someone who might need help, stop and see if everything is ok and if you can help.
Perhaps before turning your back on God by doing something that will only give you a fleeting moment of “happiness” you stop and realize that Jesus never turned His back on us, so why should we ever do the same?