This reading was not heard today but last Sunday. It is not a problem, there is something to learn anyway...
Friday, 3 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Good Thursday - Mass of the Last Supper - Year A
Exodus 12, 1 - 14
1 Corinthians 11, 23 - 26
John 13, 1 - 15
- "How to become a Christian with only one piece of advice"... The only lesson is to do like Jesus.
- At the beginning, this rabbit (on the left) really wants to become a Christian. He receives a sheet, some help from another Christian. The silence of this hand means that at some point, you have to choose and you're alone in front of this choice.
- In the middle, there's an instruction manual which seems very simple: "Do as I have done for you". But that's the issue, WHO are we supposed to copy? If I'm supposed to do like Mother Teresa, that will be very complicated. So if I'm supposed to do like Jesus...Ouch! It's both simple and complicated. Simple because he puts himself at our level and he's no Olympic champion, but a close friend. Complicated because we have to commit to much more than one hour every Sunday. You're committing every place and moments you live. If I am a Christian, I need to represent Jesus wherever I am.
- The rabbit on the right (still the same) prefers a more complicated solution, he wants something measurable. How can you evaluate whether or not you're like Jesus? At the end of the day, you can't say whether you succeeded or not. On the other hand, accomplish a good action, say a particular prayer, that's easier to evaluate. My Christian life will always be judged by someone else.
- The rabbit would prefer something more complicated, something he can assess, measure. Jesus asks us to stay simple because he is the master. My uncertainty concerning whether I'm doing right or wrong will remain an uncertainty. And that's a good thing, otherwise I would become self-righteous.
- So, how will I follow this one piece of advice in one lesson today?