Sunday is the culmination, the pinnacle. It’s the real victory. It comes inevitably on the heels of the day we’ve named “good.”
But Thursday is often overlooked. Many don’t know it has its own name – Maundy Thursday.
(Derived through Middle English and Old French mande, from the Latin mandatum, it is the first word [commandment] of John 13:34: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you.”)
Good Friday and Easter Sunday are the stars of the season, but without the foundation Christ lay on Thursday, His disciples would have been scratching their heads all the more.
Thursday lent meaning to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the disciples.
Its meaning for me?
This year, remember Thursday.
Originally posted Easter Week 2011.