Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Thursday


I made bread today for Holy Thursday's supper at home. I tried a new recipe and prayed...and it worked.

Here are the ingredients if anyone is interested:


ITALIAN CHEESE BREAD RING

Bread:
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of yeast
1 cup pf milk
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Filling:
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 softened butter


1 Corinthians 11: 23-26

Brothers and Sisters:



I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,

that the Lord Jesus, on the night that he was handed over,

took bread, and, after he had given thanks,

broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you.

Do this in memory of me."...for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup

you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he comes.



This reading always humbles me, that Jesus is concerned about his disciples. That he doesn't want to leave them alone. And so, on his last day with them, he feeds them ad washes their feet. How humbling. Because sometimes, when everything piles up, when I feel that I can no longer keep on going, I feel like hiding, like running away, and I forget those I love, at least for that moment.

But Jesus reminds me to be a servant, to be a good teacher, to keep on giving until I have nothing else. Our foundress, Jeanne Chezard de Matel said that we should love with a love that never says enough. I will pray these days for the strenght to become like the one I love.

Happy Triduum. May these holiest of days allow you to be transformed so that like Jesus, we can give ourselves to others unconditionally, to become one with others.

May all of us become Eucharist. That is my prayer.

Happy Easter.

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