Today is Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, the evening that some churches celebrate the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. During the Last Supper (Luke 22, Matthew 26, Mark 14) Jesus celebrated the Passover (Exodus 12) and alluded to his betrayal and death. During the Last Supper Jesus also gave thanks for the bread, telling his disciples it is his body, broken for them, to eat in remembrance of him. He also takes the cup and tells them it is the new covenant of his blood, poured out for them. He speaks of death and remembrance. He tells them to remember him before he has even died, like a living funeral (I first learned of a living funeral while watching Tuesdays with Morrie). He alludes to his death, a necessary ending.