Reflection on Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 ~
Imagine the list of Passover trusting that the disciples must have in Jesus: 1) find someone carrying a jar of water 2) make preparations with permission from a wealthy person who owns a two-story house with furnished large upper room 3) believe they are actually consuming Christ’s blood and body. These seem like impossible detailed, precise instructions. Christ’s is typically more subtle, yet we believe that Grace flows in extraordinary ways with trust. You may have personally experienced a detailed Christ’s surreal request, and it remains as a vivid reminder of a fulfilled expectation.
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
The Passover with the Disciples
12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13 So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16 So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
22 While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
26 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Reflection- Christ’s Surreal Request.
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