Friday, March 29, 2013
Good Friday: Do this in remembrance of me
I have it now in DVD still in its shrink wrap. I wonder why I even bother to buy it other than it was going so cheap. Now I could even download it but nah.
I spent the first hour of my waking enjoying lovely nature and scenery photos from 'Worldwide Collection'. A rare treat on a public holiday. Gave me the opportunity to pick up some examples for my daughter to inspire her for he photography competition. Since when do I do something just only for myself? Ah, before I got married. As I flipped through the many beautiful pics, one line that kept me company in the back of my mind early this morning is, "Do this in remembrance of me". Yes, I was thinking of the Lord's supper. That's how I shall remember Good Friday because that's how the Lord explicitly asked us to.
There is also another way which came by example: offer him a drink on the way to the Cross. Last night I was waiting for wifey at the bus stop. The forty five minutes sailed by quickly when you have a ebook on the S3 to occupy your time. As I put aside my phone, 'G' surprised me coming down from a bus before the one wifey was arriving in. This is the 'G' I had often helped to buy lunch or dinner. That's another way to remember Good Friday. Pope Francis is going to the prison to wash the prisoners feed on Easter day. Will the wardens be doing the same after he has left?
Wash each other feet. My kids they are so grown up and can wash their own feet now but for sometime I have been washing their feet by being their servant. Sometimes I have to flip over as the boss and scold them about this, but most times I am the servant. I am about to go next door to wake one of them up.
The pictures of Pope Francis washing others feet are in. Better to suspend memory of the crucifixion and focus on washing each other feet. Some try to reenact the journey to Golgotha, making it so sentimental and conveniently forget that in its original form, that was a cruel and terrible capital punishment. For centuries no Christian wore a cross! After Constantine, they sanitized the cross. Crucifixion was banned. In Singapore it is like celebrating the death penalty by hanging. How would it go down? How absurd. It was a job that needed to be done and by the only one who is able to do so. Today we also carry the cross not by hanging on one but washing others feet.
4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.
12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing?13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. 15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16 I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. 17 Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.
Upadate: March 30, 10am
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