Holy Week/Maundy Thursday:
My mind goes back to approximately a year ago when I was completely taken by surprise to be given the Maundy Money by Her Majesty The Queen.
I have been thinking much about the background to the giving of this Gift as we have moved up to Hoy Week.
The Ceremony of the Maundy Money is based on The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet by Jesus. Jesus wanted to show that He had come to be a Servant and demonstrated it by taking on the lowest task in any household when visitors arrived.
When a Recipient of the Maundy Money is about to receive the Red and White Pouches from the Queen containing the Coins, The Queen walks to the Recipient to hand them over. This is the only time in any Ceremony where you do not walk to her, The Queen comes to you. The Queen asks to do this as she wants the Recipient to understand that at that moment, she wants to serve you.
You my Brothers and Sisters in The Lord, and as part of the Police here in the UK, are Her Servants and serve your Country. Again, an opportunity for me to express my undying Gratitude to you for all you are and do.
Hallelujah – He is Risen
Many Blessings in His Name. A Very Happy Easter.