Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                                                                      

On Holy Thursday we are reminded by St. John 13:8-9 that we are called to be ‘Servants’.  “You shall never wash my feet, Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”   “Then, Lord,”   Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”   As Franciscans we are called to ‘Serve’!!!!   Let’s be thankful for all those who have served us and let’s look for opportunities to serve others.

Today, this Holy Thursday, is a good day to ask yourself  ‘How can I serve’ better?   ‘How can I love better’?   Perhaps today is an opportunity to thank and praise God for all those who have served us, our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, our brothers and sisters, our teachers and priests, who may have served us in so many different ways.

Many blessings as we begin this Easter Triduum.