A work entitled: The Last Supper with Street Children. Joey Velasco brings the central event of Eucharist to the poor streets where Filipino children dine with the Savior. Is it easy to see who represents the traitor among these children? In every Filipino home you will find the Last Supper at the central table where meals are shared; therefore, this is no foreign image to believers! Can we gaze into this scene with new eyes as we begin the Triduum?
TONIGHT, Jesus makes clear the program and nature of the Kingdom. The kingdom of God is not found in political power or social status. In as much as we give away our lives, in as much as we are powerless, do we truly find the King of kings, who washed the feet of his disciples. Jesus breaks borders of authority, power, slave, and master. He proves that the greatest are those who are lower than slaves, who hand themselves over for the sake of of a great purpose. The Creator of the stars, stoops over to the feet of his creature and serves them out of love. This is the God who is worthy of our worship.
We enter into this holy time in where we see God’s love first hand with all our five human senses, in water, basin, and towel; in bread and wine; into the evening of a barren church; onto the kiss of the wood of a cross; and immersed into fire, oil, wax, and the darkness of Saturday night illumined from one candle. What are these days about? Witnessing how far, how deep, how freely Love will go for the beloved.