April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday
In a short amount of time in this story, Jesus takes two different cups. The first is at the table, and is called the cup of redemption or the cup of the “new covenant in his blood.” This cup he offers to his disciples. The second is in the garden and it is the cup of suffering, which he takes alone. Without the second cup, we wouldn’t have the first. Tonight, we come to Jesus trying to grasp again the precious cost of the cup he offers to us, knowing that it is out of his everlasting love that we are able to receive this gift.