Tonight I attended the Maundy Thursday service at my church. The English word “Maundy” dates back to the fifteenth century and stems from the Latin word “mandatum” meaning “commandment”. It is the word used in John 13:34 in which Jesus says, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” This old world certainly could use a lot more of this type of love!
The service featured a drama, “Beyond Here Are Monsters” written by Jaunice Myers and directed by Roland Meyers. It centered around Pontius Pilate and took place right after he had turned Jesus over to the mob. His mind was tortured by what he had done.
The Myers’ have done a number of dramas for us and all have been excellent. This one was no exception. We’re blessed to have such talented people among us.
After the drama we took communion.