|Our wooden bunch of grapes|
Our Scripture passage for today is Mark 14:12-26. This passage recounts some of the events of the Last Supper. The children recognize the words of the Holy Mass and so can easily begin to understand that our Church was founded by Christ Himself. We discuss the betrayal of Judas--how he had already arranged to betray Jesus for money and how he left the first Mass, intending to go get the soldiers to arrest Jesus. This year we included the following passage which tells of Jesus's prophecy that Peter would betray Him. We compare Judas's betrayal and lack of repentance with Peter's betrayal that was forgiven because he repented and professed his love of Jesus (see John 21:15-19)
As you and your family begin this holy Paschal Triduum, I pray for each of you reading this blog.
|The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes|