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On Maundy Thursday

[ by Charles Cameron — humility, transformation ]

It is the evening of another Maundy Thursday — in the western Christian tradition, the day on which Christ washed the feet of his disciples:

The inherent poetry of the gesture — and no matter your opinion of the edifice that Christianity has become, it is a gesture of simple humility, possessing and transmitting the poetic power that humility alone affords us — that poetry, for me, will always be associated particularly with the paragraph I have dropped into the image above.

It is a paragraph from my mentor Fr. Trevor Huddleston‘s book, Naught for Your Comfort, and I believe it sums up his life’s work.

Today I remember him: monk and teacher.

Tomorrow is Pesach — in the Christian west, Good Friday and the Crucifixion: I shall listen to Bach.


Inset image of the eyes of Christ from an icon by Andrei Rublyev

3 Responses to “On Maundy Thursday”

  1. zen Says:

    An admirable requiem, Charles.
     “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  2. J. Scott Shipman Says:

    Many thanks for sharing, Charles. 

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