Thursday, April 13, 2017

40 Days: Day 38: Mandatum

Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife

"A new commandment I give unto you: 
That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

Today we celebrate Maundy Thursday. The name "Maundy" comes from the latin "Mandatum" which means "Mandate." On this day, we remember Jesus' last supper with His disciples. On that night, he washed their feet and commanded them to do the same. He also took the bread and the cup form the passover meal and declared them as symbols of his body and blood—given for all of mankind. He also instructed them to remember Him in the breaking of bread and drinking of the cup. 

This abstract mashes all of those themes together as an outpouring act of love. 
It portrays the tone of the evening, the call to remember, and the command to love.

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