Sermons on John 13:1-17

Maundy Thursday – A new commandment

On this Holy Thursday we commemorate Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and the institution of the Holy Communion at the Last Supper. I find the Gospel accounts of that last night with the disciples, to be one of the most moving and revealing passages of Scripture. The gift of Holy Communion to me, is the core of what the church has to offer, for all who are hungry and thirsty and who long…

Maundy Thursday – Allowing Jesus to wash our feet

If you knew you were going to die in under a week, wouldn’t you prioritize and take care of the really important things?  So what would they be for you? John Robinson, Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge in my time of theological study and earlier Bishop of Woolwich whose little book ‘Honest to God’ caused such an uproar in the 1960’s comes to my mind when I think about that question of priorities.  Robinson was…