Sending: Maundy Thursday

Here is a sending litany for Maundy Thursday (the evening before Good Friday).  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

Parting Words: Maundy Thursday

We believe
the time is now
(with the taste of bread fresh on our lips)
to go into the world and face the darkness

We believe
the moment is right
(with the bitterness of the wine sharp in our mouths)
to face the powers of the world with the love of heaven

We believe
the place is here
(with the sound of covenant echoing in our ears)
to endure the suffering love calls us to

We believe
the path is before us
(with the crumbs of heaven still scattered across the table)
to side with truth in a deafened world

We believe
the hour is come
(with the table conversation a turmoil in our minds)
to conspire with Christ and move against injustice

We believe
the gospel is this
(with bread lying broken and a goblet left empty)
love is betrayed but death shall not have the final word

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.