Touch of God: An Invocation for Maundy Thursday
Loving God, we are reminded this week that you bound yourself up in this struggle, this flesh and blood struggle on our behalf. We forget that sometimes. We never stop asking for a fresh touch, but we don’t really expect it. We hope for new perspective, improved feelings, inspiration, all important things, but we never actually expect to be truly touched by you, because we separate you from this fleshly existence. Touch us tonight in these institutions. Remind us as we make ourselves vulnerable to the touch of another tonight in the washing of feet how strangely wonderful and intimate it can be among one another, members of your body. This is your touch. And as we humble ourselves to the place of servant give us an awareness that this is the place you occupied humbling yourself even to death on a cross. This is your touch. As we commune together taking body and blood impress upon us, it is those we share the table with who are vessels of your touch this night. So give us not simply some touching experience, but manifest yourself among us in our love for one another and let our touch be your touch.