When death has the final word life is either a cheap gift expiring quickly or our only shot at an eternity's worth of meaning. It's all or nothing.
Jesus' disciples did almost nothing for him, other than inspire headaches and heartbreak. And yet he loved them.
No one really uses the word “maundy” anymore in their daily lives. Which is why today can seem a little murkier than some of the other holy days in Lent.
This day is called "Maundy," coming from a word meaning mandate or commandment. The Bible has already spoken of this commandment. In Leviticus (19:18) we're told to love others as we love ourselves.