A lot of people are probably confused today. They keep hearing that it’s “Monday Thursday,” and are thinking they’ve missed a universal memo about changing the days of the week! Well, rest easy, friends. There’s no such thing as Monday Thursday.
It’s Maundy… Thursday. Still confused?
Maundy Thursday is a special day for us to remember, reflect and be reminded of a very important time in history – and perhaps the most important lesson we could ever learn from Jesus.
On the Christian calendar, Maundy Thursday is the day set aside to commemorate Jesus’ last supper with His disciples. The next day, of course, He was crucified. Maundy is a Latin word that means “commandment” and it is associated with Jesus’ words to His disciples just before His death: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:35)
Even if you have never observed Maundy Thursday before, take a moment to pause and be reminded of Jesus’ love, grace, and wisdom that he shared with His friends more than 2,000 years ago. As we prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday this Easter weekend, let’s remember that great commandment and then act on it today (and every day).
Happy Maundy Thursday, everyone.