About Maundy Thursday


Having taken part in many a Maundy Thursday ceremony over the years I’m loathe to admit I never really knew the meaning of Maundy.

I knew that Jesus gathered his disciples for their last meal together before his crucifixion, and it has always been known as The Last Supper; but that did not explain the meaning of Maundy. After reading the excerpt below I am much the wiser and it has only taken eighty-four years! Hopefully, those who are learning about this two-thousand-year-plus event will gain this insight at a much younger age.

Here is an explanation of Maundy Thursday as gleaned from the Intrnet:

The name ‘Maundy‘ is derived from the Latin word “mandatum”, meaning a commandment. Jesus Christ, at the Last Supper, commanded:

And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.‘ John 13:34

Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci: Meaning, Interpretation

Some Thoughts for a Thursday


How often do we talk about thinking in our daily lives? More than we think…as follows:

“What was I thinking of?”

“What do you think?”

“I didn’t think of it that way!”

“Oh, just thinking out loud.”

“A penny for your thoughts…”

“Hold that thought!”

“I was lost in thought.”

“I wasn’t thinking clearly.”

And then there is that ‘train of thought’.

I think we spend more time thinking than we think we do, and that’s a good thought.

Happy Thursday.