A psalm for Maundy Thursday...

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Tonight 
Lord Jesus Christ
You sat at supper
with Your friends.

It was a simple meal
that final one
of lamb
unleavened bread
and wine.
Afterward...

You went out to die.
How many other meals You shared
beside the lake
fried fish and toasted bread
at Simon’s banquet hall a feast
at Lazarus’ home in Bethany
the meal that Martha cooked
on mountain slope
where You fed hungry crowd
at close of tiring day.

Please sit with us tonight
at our small meal
of soup and rolls and tea.
Then go with us 
to feast of bread and wine
that You provide
because afterward
You went out to die.

-Joe Bayly