Maundy Thursday is a Tenebrae Service (a service of light and shadows) that reflect upon the seven last words (phrases) of Jesus and the story of Jesus commanding his disciples to love one another at the last supper.
Today we looked at a rather confusing passage where Jesus' words aren't exactly clear to those standing around him and to us the readers. How often in life do we find things confusing or maybe we don't like what we are hearing?
Choosing the path of light is the hardest choice to make but we must choice. After the sermon the young disciples asked a profound question that result in a discussion about how sometimes someone may choose a path for us that can be good or bad so then the only choice we sometimes have is how we will react to that. We always have a choice in how we react to the world around us.
Ash Wednesday is a time to contemplate our mortality. "From God's beloved dust we came and to God's beloved dust we return." This is not a moment to be morbid but more contemplative about our lives in their entirety.