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Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-15

At the Last Supper and in every liturgy we hear the words that tell us Jesus took bread - blessed, broke and gave it to his disciples. In the same way we have been 'taken', that is, chosen to BE. From the billions of possible humans, God from all eternity affectionately chose me to BE.

Secondly, we have been blessed. Every parent loves to be thanked. As we reflect on the multiplicity of gifts we have been blessed with, our hearts will be flooded with gratitude.

The third movement is broken. We all have broken our covenant with God. And we have been broken by the hurts from others. These experiences, too, can be seen as gifts enabling us to understand and accept each other's brokenness.

Lastly, we have been given. Given to one another to reveal that our God lives and loves us so faithfully.

Understanding Jesus' message at the Last Supper will enable us to move through the 'Good Fridays' of our lives to the endless resurrections promised to us at that first Easter.

By Don Driscoll

 

 

 

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"Our diverse talents and abilities, our differences in culture, nationality and age are assets for the richness of the community. Although we may be engaged in a variety of ministries, we all share the common call to apostolic discipleship in a community of the Catholic Apostolate of St. Vincent Pallotti."(OWL, 91)

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