‘Til Death Do Us Part…
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
that may be known to us as a TV sitcom from the 60’s & 70’s, but they are also a form of words used at weddings as the couple express their undying love for each other. And it’s love and death which is our subject on Sunday morning.
Having expressed his love through foot-washing Jesus will also allude to how his love will be expressed in his death. And to make this love fundamental to the community of believers Jesus will bring a New Commandment – ‘love one another’.
Peter will latch onto Jesus’ words with characteristic vigour and boldly claim that his love for Jesus will ensure that he will endure anything. But sadly , good intentions in a secure room after food are far less attractive in a darkened garden with a hostile mob.
And on Sunday evening, this same Peter will, speaking from such profound experience, describe how the believing community is to love.
Sadly, good intentions in a secure room after good food are far less attractive in a darkened garden with a hostile mob.