English: The Last Supper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today is the beginning of what week?
Holy week? I haven’t been digging any holes lately.
Maybe it’s all those ant holes that I’ve seen popping up lately.
What do you mean it’s not that kind of holes? What other kind of holes are there?
Okay, I’m listening.
Today is Palm Sunday and I told the story of that last year?
Oh yeah. That’s when Jesus came riding on a donkey and everybody waved palm branches and shouted Hosanna.
But you said it’s a whole week. Did Jesus ride on a donkey all week?
I am letting you tell the story. I’m just asking questions to get you going.
Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples later in the week.
Food? This story is about food? I’m all ears!
In those days the people wore sandals and their feet would get very dirty on the dusty roads, so the lowliest servant would normally wash the feet of those sitting down for a meal. But this time Jesus got up, wrapped a towel around his waist, and began washing the disciple’s feet.
Why would Jesus wash their feet? Shouldn’t somebody be washing His feet?
That’s what Peter thought and he said to Jesus, “You shall never wash my feet.”
That means there’s extra water left in that foot washing bowl. I bet dirty foot water tastes good.
I am listening.
Jesus told Peter that unless He washed him, he would have no part with Jesus.
And when Jesus had finished washing the disciple’s feet He told them to do for each other what He had done for them.
I’ll lick the disciple’s feet any time. I bet those feet smell really good.
Yes, I’m listening.
While they were eating, Jesus told the disciples that one of them would betray Him. The disciples didn’t know what He meant and one by one they said, “Surely not I?”
Jesus said, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread to when I have dipped it in the dish.” He dipped the bread and gave it to Judas Iscariot.
As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
Jesus told Judas, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
Judas left, but the rest of the disciples had no idea what he was doing.
I can’t figure Judas out. Why would he leave before they were done eating?
He was going to what? Betray Jesus? But couldn’t he have done that after dinner?
Okay, I’ll listen.
While they were eating Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.
And after supper He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to the disciples, and said, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
You aren’t stopping now, are you person? I want to hear the rest of the story.
What do you mean I’d fall asleep if you talked too long?
No I wouldn’t. I’m just waiting for Jesus and the disciples to leave. I want to see if they left any food behind.