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said to him, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me." When Peter
saw that he could not be saved if the Lord Jesus did not wash him, he was willing that the Lord should wash him from head to feet.
After the Lord Jesus had washed the disciples' feet, He sat down at the table, and said, "Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well; for so I am. If I, then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them."
Our Lord now became very sorrowful; and He said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me." Then the disciples looked one on another,
doubting of whom He spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake. He then, lying on Jesus' breast, saith unto Him, "Lord, who is it?" Jesus answered, "He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.” And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou doest, do quickly." Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spake this unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then, having received the sop, went immediately out: and it was night.
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him.”
The Lord Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave to His disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My Body, which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me." And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye all of it; for this is My Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
It was in this way that our blessed Saviour instituted the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, for the strengthening and refreshing of the souls of His faithful people. The holy Church has always kept this sacred feast, in
which all faithful Christians receive the Body and Blood of Christ.
Our blessed Lord then told His disciples that they were to love one another as He loved them. "By this," said He, "shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
We learn from these words that we cannot be true Christians if we do not love each other; so that all those who are spiteful and bear malice will be shut out of heaven.
39. THE LAST WORDS OF OUR LORD
THE kind and merciful Saviour knew that His apostles would be very unhappy when He was taken away from them. He therefore spoke these comforting words :
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will ( come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto Him, Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. Philip saith unto Him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith