We are not Worthy, but we are Welcome

Unfathomable Grace

Jesus was in the upper room at the table with his disciples. They were keeping the the Annual Passover, the Last Supper, the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. On that evening, Jesus had welcomed his disciples, honored them by washing their feet, ate and drank with them, and engaged in theological discourse. It was a sacred, sweet, and enjoyable meal, at least for the Twelve, and at least for a time. However, soon the demeanor and dialogue of Jesus changed:

After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side, so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So that disciple, leaning back against…

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