Maundy, Maundy


They had a loving supper

We know, because Jesus said to

Love each other

Many will have the same in remembrance

This night

Jews have a special supper sometimes near

This time


The importance of meals

As a bachelor, sometimes I don’t appreciate

The value

Of the family with friends or guests

Sharing food and drink

The nourishment from company

And if it’s too much, well, it’s always over


More things will happen later on

Jesus will be arrested,

Sent to trial and to torture

Those who ate with him will scatter

Except the women and two men,

One of them who’s steadfast,

The other man who at the fire says

He never knew the one

Taken away


So the greater hope is in the women

Watch what follows in the next few days


Let’s have this meal

Because and regardless of tradition

It’s important

That we dine together


C L Couch



Photo by Sandro Gonzalez on Unsplash

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