Thursday, April 21, 2011
I am having another bad day today, the worst I've had in a while. I wasn't able to crawl out of bed until one o'clock this afternoon, and even then I was still suffering from a splitting migraine (which has calmed now - thank you, Excedrin). I missed another class and the kids had to get ready for school by themselves. It is so frustrating to be held captive by my own body. Once I got moving, however, I realized that my focus needs a major readjustment.
Today is Holy Thursday. In the chronology of Holy Week, this would be the day that Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples. Many of us commmemorate the Last Supper on a regular basis by partaking in Communion, but how many of us celebrate the origins of this very important ritual? Jesus instructed his disciples to eat and drink in remembrance of Him. So shouldn't we also take this opportunity to remember the significance of the Last Supper? Shouldn't this be a day to teach our kids about Communion, it's origins and importance?
I realized today that for many of us Easter is a meaningful holiday, but that our tendency is to limit our celebration to the two hours we are at church on Easter Sunday. But doesn't Christ's death and resurrection deserve more than a passing nod? All of this week my focus has been on everything other than Christ. My sickness, my homework, my hectic schedule...me. It's time to shift the focus to the One who sacrificed His life for mine.