Then Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ?This is my body, which is given for you.? ~Luke 22:19
The Upper Room on the Via Dolorosa was built by the Crusaders in the 11th century, so it is not “authentic” to the Holy Week story. The building was built a thousand years too late for that! Yet, our guide tells us, this spot may have similar aspects to the place where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper. We look around the empty space, picturing the scene in this high-ceilinged room. Other pilgrims sing a hymn. The acoustics are lovely, and the singing devout.
How might you enter the Upper Room this Holy Thursday, even in your home church?
Prayer: O Lord, I want to receive your sacrament.