That Thursday and This Thursday

What happened that Thursday just hours before Jesus’ execution is hard to comprehend because it occurred in a world so completely different from ours. Yet it contained those things that always are most real – God at work in human life, Jesus’ grace still offered as a free gift today, human betrayal in its most tragic form and the reaction of the powerful to a perceived threat. That is why you must do something this Thursday – please, please, please build your life on Jesus who is offering you what you absolutely need, but can never get on your own.