Remembering Jesus as we share the Lord's Supper calls us back to Passover and Holy Week. Taking part in this remembrance is a personal and corporate spiritual habit of being, reminding us that we are who we are because of God's deliverance and Jesus' sacrifice. Our lives are not our own. We owe everything to the God who loves us and saves us. Remember Jesus' washing the disciples' feet, remember His life and death. Meditate on the forgiveness and life He brings us. Let His humble, sacrificial example shape us as leaders.
We call the days from Palm Sunday to Easter 'Holy Week.' These eight days lead Jesus from the heights of public acclamation and through the depths of unjust judgment and suffering, culminating in glorious resurrection. What sustained Jesus through these days of intense pressure? The New Testament gives us glimpses of intimate fellowship with God and trusted friends, solitude, intense prayer, and a flow of Old Testament Scriptures through Jesus' thoughts.