Luke 22:7-20 (NIV)

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

10 He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, 11 and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”


Imagine sitting at the Last Supper, witnessing firsthand Jesus’ foretelling of his act of love and sacrifice. How does this moment, remembered in scripture, challenge us to live more mindful, thankful lives today? This blog post invites you on a journey to explore the transformative power of remembrance, and to uncover the ways in which the Last Supper can inspire us to embody gratitude and mindfulness in our everyday lives. 

In the story of the Last Supper, we find Jesus sharing a final meal with His disciples before His crucifixion. This would have been the Passover Seder, a traditional meal celebrated at this time each year. Passover, a Jewish festival, commemorates the Israelites’ deliverance and liberation from Egyptian slavery. The Last Supper, described in the New Testament, is Jesus Christ’s final meal with His disciples before His crucifixion. Jesus reinterpreted the elements of the Seder to symbolize his liberating work on the cross. This meal symbolizes the new covenant through Jesus’ sacrifice, linking the Jewish act of remembrance to Christian redemption.

During this meal, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper, He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” This moment was a symbol of God’s plan to rescue humanity through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It calls us to cultivate mindfulness and thankfulness for this incredible gift.

Mindfulness, in the context of our faith, means being fully aware of God’s presence in our lives and how we are called to honor the sacrifice He made for us. Thankfulness arises from recognizing the depth of God’s love and the freedom we have received through Jesus’ work on the cross. Living in remembrance of Him means carrying this awareness into our daily lives, allowing it to shape our thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.

So, how can we truly live in remembrance of Him, integrating mindfulness and thankfulness into our daily lives? Here are practical steps to deepen our appreciation for God’s rescue plan and to share this hope with others, thus “winning our world” for Christ:

 Start Each Day with Gratitude 

Begin your day by thanking God for His sacrifice and for the new life you have in Jesus. Remember the elements of the Last Supper – the bread and wine – and what they signify. This daily practice sets the tone for your day, reminding you of God’s love and the significance of living a life that honors Him.

 Incorporate Remembrance into Regular Meals 

Just as Jesus used a meal to instill a powerful message, we can use our daily meals as moments of reflection. Before eating, take a moment to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for you. This doesn’t have to be elaborate; a simple thank you said with sincerity can turn a routine meal into an act of worship and remembrance.

 Share the Story of Jesus with Others 

One of the most effective ways to “win our world” is by sharing the story of Jesus’ sacrifice and His love with those around us. This can be as simple as sharing how your faith has changed your life, offering to pray for someone in need, or providing support to those going through tough times. By living out the love of Christ in tangible ways, you invite others to explore the faith and discover the hope we have in Jesus.

By integrating these steps into our lives, we not only cultivate a deeper sense of mindfulness and thankfulness for God’s rescue plan but also live in a way that honors His command to remember Him. It’s in these daily acts of gratitude, remembrance, and sharing that we truly embody the spirit of the Last Supper, making a profound impact on our world and drawing closer to God in the process.

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