As the conversations slowly came to an end, it slowly dawned on some of those who had been at the Seder tonight, as they were beginning to leave, that Jesus and the others must also have been mellow as they left for Gethsemane!
The third cup of blessing and the words of 1 Corinthians 11.23b - 26:
'On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.'
Having eaten the bread and drunk the third cup of blessing and sung, the 'communion' instituted, celebrated (and hopefully consigned to memory), we moved to fourth and final cup - the meal completed.
That was it - the meal was done. We were leaving.
Not for Gethsemane but home.
Then came a voice asking: 'is this how the disciples were? I feel a little 'jolly' .'
'I reckon so,' said I.
'no wonder they fell asleep while He was praying,' came the reply!!
Tonight we were family as we shared the Passover with Christ and His Disciples. Tonight anamnesis (active remembrance) was ours - hallelujah!!