The Study Guide for Next Week, John Chapters 20 and 21 follows the Sermon below. Study Guide for the Gospel of John, Chapters 18 and 19 The Passion Narrative: The story of Jesus’ crucifixion follows the same four “acts” as that of the Synoptic Gospels: Arrest, Trial before the Jewish High Priest, Trial before Pilate, […]
In his final night with his disciples, Jesus washes their feet and shares a meal with them. His new commandment is not really new, but a new way to connect with him through their care for each other and the world. His act of service redefines the meaning of ‘master’ ‘teacher’, servant.’ When he is ‘lifted up’ on the cross, ‘glorified’ in the words of the evangelist, he will return to the Father, whence he came to bring us God’s saving upheaval of the power of evil and death. Jesus resurrection will put the seal on this work forever.