Today marks the beginning of the Triduum - Latin for Three Days. For Christians, this is the most holy time of the year and marks the three days from the Last Supper, through the arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ. Experiencing the Triduum is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian.
Tonight we'll hear the Gospel of John where Jesus washes the disciples' feet and gives them a new commandment: "Love one another as I have loved you."
St. John of the Cross said that when we die, God will ask but one question of us: "How well did you love?"
Love is the ability to both give of ourselves fully and completely as well as to receive the gift of others with grace and gratitude.
How well do you love?