Maunday Thursday is the day that commemorates The Last Supper. Today, I learned from an online Maunday Thursday serviced that Maunday is a shortened form of a word that means command. I am glad that I listened because I then realized that I left something out when I covered Maunday Thursday. During the Feast of the Passover, Judas leaves. Shortly after, in John 13:34-35 Jesus says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I have to comment on that commandment before I move on to the discovery made at Christ’s tomb. Here again is Christ saying that certain people need to love each other. Where has that been before? I found it. This is where a scribe asks Jesus what would the first commandment be (not necessarily from the Ten Commandments). Mark 12:29-31 “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.’” Saying there is not other commandment greater than these is very powerful considering what other commandments are out there.