Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Do This In Remembrance of Me"

Holy (Maundy) Thursday

"Do This In Remembrance of Me"

Today's Word:
(Evening Mass of the Lord's Last Supper)
Exodus 12:1-14 (The institution of the Jewish Passover)
Psalm 116:12-18 (The cup of salvation I will take up)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes)
John 13:1-15 (Jesus washes his disciples' feet: "As I have done for you, you should also do")

Nothing has touched the character of this evening more clearly to me than something completely out of left field...written by a well known country music singer, under totally different circumstances; covered years later by a soul diva, again under different circumstances...

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go
But I know
I'll be with you
Every step of the way

And I will always love you

Bittersweet memories
That is all I'm taking with me
So goodbye
Please don't cry
(to JUDAS) We both know I'm not what you believe in

But I will always love you


I hope life treats you kind
And I know you'll have all you dreamed of
And I give to you joy and happiness
But above all this
I give you love....

(The scene now changes - a lone robed figure is kneeling before a life-sized cross...)

And I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always...

--I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton

Still to come:

Look at all my trials and tribulations
Sinking in a gentle pool of wine
Don't disturb me now - I can see the answers
'Til this evening is this morning life is fine
Always hoped that I'd be an apostle
Knew that I would make it if I tried
Then when we retire we can write the gospels
So they'll still talk about us when we've died...

The Last Supper (excerpt) from Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

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